Having a COVID-19 infection during pregnancy can increase the risk of poor outcomes, such as still birth or premature birth. Therefore, you are encouraged to get the COVID-19 vaccination/booster if you are pregnant or you have recently given birth.
Pregnancy causes normal changes in the body that can make it easier to get very unwell with COVID-19, meaning you are more likely to need hospital or intensive care admission. Research has shown that if you are from Black, Asian and mixed ethnic groups or with an underlying medical condition, being over 25years old or from areas of low Covid vaccination uptake your risk of complication increases further.
Getting a COVID-19 vaccination/ booster is the first and most important step in protecting against COVID-19. Vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of newborn admissions to neonatal units and stillbirth. There is no evidence that vaccination increases risk of miscarriage or problems with fertility.
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