Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and COVID-19 vaccines

COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

If you’re pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding, COVID-19 vaccination is recommended by both the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.

A Large number of pregnant women across the world have now received COVID-19 vaccination. There have been no safety concerns for the women or their babies.

There’s also evidence that vaccinated pregnant women pass on antibodies to their babies. So if you get vaccinated, your baby might have some protection from COVID-19 too.

If you have concerns, talk with your GP, obstetrician, midwife or immunisation provider. These health professionals can give you more information about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and answer any questions you have.