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Vaccinations in pregnancy

Pregnant person holding cotton wool to arm after vaccination

During pregnancy, your immune system is naturally weaker than usual. This means you are more likely to have certain infections and illnesses that can be harmful to you and your developing baby.

Vaccination is the safest and most effective way of protecting pregnant women/people and their babies against serious diseases such as coronavirus, flu and whooping cough.

Vaccination during pregnancy can help prevent disease or make illness less serious for you and your baby. This is because the antibodies you develop are passed to your unborn baby, helping to protect them in their first few weeks of life.

Before becoming pregnant, check that your vaccinations are up to date to protect against diseases that can cause illness in you or your unborn baby.


Which vaccines are recommended in pregnancy?


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