Information for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and their doctors about the COVID-19 vaccine

Faculty of Paediatrics

Information for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and their doctors about the COVID-19 vaccine

The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists together with the National Immunisation Advisory Committee at the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland have compiled information for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding and their doctors about the Covid19 vaccine. This information has also been endorsed by the HSE National Women and Infants Health Programme.

“Today we are issuing information to help to inform women who are pregnant or breastfeeding about the Covid19 vaccine and also for their doctors which can help to inform discussions at this critical time” Dr Cliona Murphy, Chair of the Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist said. “It is important that women seek trusted information about the vaccines and can assess their risks with regards to Covid19 and the vaccine in consultation with their healthcare providers.”

Questions and Answers for pregnant or breastfeeding women and their doctors about COVID-19 vaccination

(information specific to the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Comirnaty®)

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