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Have you had your coronavirus vaccine?

You can get vaccinated against COVID-19 if you’re aged 16 or over and:

  • you’re pregnant or think you might be
  • you’re breastfeeding
  • you’re trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future

You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccines and cannot pass it to your baby through your breast milk. Evidence suggests that coronavirus antibodies can be transferred to your baby through your breastmilk or umbilical cord following the vaccine, giving your baby immunity to COVID-19.

If you’re over the age of 40 and breastfeeding, you can have any of the vaccines. If you’re under 40 you should have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.

If you’re pregnant and haven’t yet had your first dose, it’s preferable for you to have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine regardless of your age. This is because these vaccines have been more widely used during pregnancy in other countries and no safety concerns have been identified.

If you’ve already had your first dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and did not have any serious side effects, then you should have this again for your second dose.

If you have any concerns about getting the vaccine during pregnancy, you can talk to a GP, your health visitor or maternity team for advice.

You can book your vaccination here.

Or visit a drop in clinic within Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, details of local clinics can be found here.

For more details on the coronavirus vaccine if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, click here.

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Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 19-07-2021

Next review due: 19-07-2024