Government urge pregnant women to get covid vaccine

The government are urging pregnant women to get their vaccine quickly, as new data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) today provided further evidence that the vaccines are safe for this group.

The data showed that while catching COVID-19 carries a far higher risk to babies than having the vaccine, only 22% of women who gave birth in August were vaccinated.

Professor Lucy Chappell, DHSC’s Chief Scientific Adviser and Honorary Consultant Obstetrician, said: “This pandemic has created a lot of fear and uncertainty for those who are thinking about pregnancy or expecting a baby, with COVID-19 being very dangerous for pregnant women in particular.

“It is therefore really important that they get their COVID-19 vaccine – which has now protected hundreds of thousands of pregnant women around the world.”