10 Dec Public Health England – COVID-19 vaccination programme
Public Health England published guidance for healthcare practitioners about the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.
Although the currently available data do not indicate any safety concerns or harm to pregnancy, there is currently insufficient evidence to recommend the use of COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy. Given the lack of evidence, it is recommended that COVID-19 vaccine is not given in pregnancy and women should be advised not to attend for vaccination if they are, or may be pregnant, or are planning a pregnancy within three months of the first dose.
Vaccinated women who are not pregnant should be advised to avoid becoming pregnant for two months after the second dose of vaccine.
If a woman finds out she is pregnant after she has started a course of vaccine, she should complete her pregnancy before finishing the recommended schedule. Termination of pregnancy following inadvertent immunisation should not be recommended. Until more information is available, it is also recommended that women who are breastfeeding should not be vaccinated until they have finished breastfeeding.