Pregnancy and vaccination against COVID-19

Is it safe to get vaccinated against COVID-19 during pregnancy?

Most clinical trials on vaccinating pregnant women with the COVID-19 vaccine recommend that pregnant women get vaccinated. The best time to do so is during the second trimester of pregnancy.

Is it safe to breastfeed after getting vaccinated against COVID-19?

Vaccination against COVID-19 is not contraindicated while breastfeeding.

Are there any side effects from the COVID-19 vaccine?

The occurrence of side effects after vaccination is due to the body’s response (the production of antibodies) to the coronavirus. People (including pregnant women) who develop a fever after vaccination are allowed to take paracetamol. If necessary, administration of anti-D immunoglobulin is permitted.

To avoid side effects, the interval between the COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines (including influenza vaccines) should be at least 14 days.

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