COVID-19 vaccine for Pregnant Women
It is now recommended that pregnant women should be offered an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine between 14-36 weeks gestation following an individual benefit/risk discussion.
The COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women is now available in all hospitals in Ireland South Women & Infants Directorate.
In CUMH all pregnant patients between 14 and 36 weeks’ gestation will be called by a member of the CUMH Vaccine Team to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine. The calls have already started with those at 36 weeks’ gestation first and we are working our way down. Please bear with us. If you have any further queries you can also talk to your obstetrician or midwife at any of your hospital appointments.
We encourage you to visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Aid to help you to make an informed decision about the COVID-19 vaccine before, during or after pregnancy. The decision aid is endorsed by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) and the National Women and Infants Health Programme (NWIHP).
The COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Aid for Pregnant Women is available here.
Additional Useful Resources:
- NIAC Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy. Available here.
- Questions and Answers for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women About COVID-19 Vaccination (Updated May 2021). Available here.
- COVID-19 Vaccination Scenarios in Pregnancy. Available here.