You can get a COVID-19 vaccine if you're 18+ and pregnant or think you might be, breastfeeding or trying for a baby or might get pregnant in the future.

Here are the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine and women who are of childbearing age:

  • There's no evidence the COVID-19 vaccines have any effect on your chances of becoming pregnant
  • There's no need to avoid getting pregnant after being vaccinated.

  • You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccines and cannot pass it to your baby through your breast milk

  • If you have any concerns, you can chat to your midwife or GP.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and Royal College of Midwives provide lots of information about COVID-19 vaccines.

Watch the short video below of Emma McCartney, Antenal Clinic Manager at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, who talks about the misinformation around fertility and the COVID-19 vaccine.


You can also download a helpful poster developed by obstetricians at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust which offers some reassurance around the vaccines.
Women who remain concerned can speak to a GP, and vaccinators will also be able to discuss any issues with you when you attend your vaccine appointment.

Below is a collection of resources for women of childbearing age: