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.
- The opinion of the Estonian Gynaecologists’ Society on vaccination against SARS-CoV-2 (2021)
- Information about COVID-19 vaccination from the East Tallinn Central Hospital website
- COVID-19 vaccination in Estonia – official information from vaktsineeri.ee.