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JCVI issues new advice on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant women

04/05/2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccines and Immunisation (JCVI) has advised that pregnant women should be offered the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group. 

Real-world data from the United States shows that around 90,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated, including Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, without any safety concerns being raised. Based on this data, the JCVI advises that it’s preferable for pregnant women in the UK to be offered the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines where available. There is no evidence to suggest that other vaccines are unsafe for pregnant women, but more research is needed.

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