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Protect you and your baby by having the COVID-19 vaccine

Pregnant women are being reassured that having the COVID-19 vaccination is the best and safest way to protect them and their baby from the serious complications that can be caused by the virus. 

The NHS in Devon made the appeal to pregnant women this week. 

Chief Nurse, Susan Masters, said:

“It is important for all sectors of the community to receive the vaccine to reduce the number of people who are seriously ill with COVID-19. This is no different in pregnancy and the COVID-19 virus can make women very unwell in the later stages of pregnancy.”

Public Health England states that the COVID-19 vaccines available in the UK have been shown to be safe and effective during pregnancy or whilst breast-feeding. As the vaccine does not contain live coronavirus, it therefore cannot cause COVID-19 infection in a pregnant woman or in her baby.

To find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine, including how to get it, please visit the NHS website.