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Under the Health and Care Act 2022 (effective from 1st July 2022), the planning, arranging and managing of most local health care has been transferred from clinical commissioning groups to integrated care boards. This website will remain live for several months while archiving takes place, but it will not be updated. You may also be directed back this website temporarily where content has not yet been added to the integrated care board’s website. You will only be redirected to this site where the content remains the most up-to-date and correct version.

Visit https://leicesterleicestershireandrutland.icb.nhs.uk/ for the integrated care board for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Thank you for your patience whist we develop our new site.

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The vaccine and fertility or pregnancy

Find out about how the vaccine affects you if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby.

If you’re pregnant, you may be feeling unsure how COVID-19 might affect you and your baby. You may also be wondering whether you should get vaccinated during pregnancy or as a new mum.

What you need to know: If you’re pregnant and you’ve not had a COVID-19 vaccine yet, you should get your first 2 doses as soon as possible. If you had a 2nd dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 3 months ago, you can get a booster dose. Getting vaccinated during pregnancy is safe for both mum and baby.

You can find out where to get a vaccine locally by clicking here.

During pregnancy women are at a higher risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, therefore it is important to be vaccinated to give yourself and your baby the best possible protection against the virus. If you get COVID-19 late in your pregnancy, your baby could also be at risk.

Evidence suggests you’re more likely to be admitted to hospital with COVID-19 if you’re from an ethnic minority group and pregnant women with underlying clinical conditions are also at even higher risk of suffering serious complications from COVID-19.

Women with COVID-19 disease are also 2 to 3 times more likely to have their babies earlier than women without COVID-19.

If you’d like to find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy, click on the below:

Leicester Maternity Services

NHS website

GOV.uk 

Royal College of Obstetritians and Gynaecologists

British Fertility Society

If you’re still unsure and would like more information about the COVID-19 vaccine speak to your Midwife, health professional or GP today.