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Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy

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Welcome to the Covid vaccination in pregnancy pages.

Here you will find reputable resources and general information about having the Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy and lactation.

Canterbury District Health Board webinar

Dr Alan Pithie, Dr Heather Isenman and Director of Midwifery, Norma Campbell talk about the COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy

College Midwifery Advisor, Claire MacDonald chats with Sarah Pallett MP about Pregnancy, breastfeeding and COVID-19 vaccination

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West Coast maternity services held a Webinar with a Q&A session recently for West Coast wāhine and whanau

Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy: Mandarin Chinese language webinar

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Covid-19 vaccination in pregnancy/hapūtanga - information from obstetricians



Infographic of COVID-19 in Pregnancy from the UK Obstetric Surveillance System

“The latest information from the UKOSS study of COVID-19 in pregnancy, released as part of an infographic summary, shows clear evidence of the real world effectiveness of vaccination against covid in pregnancy. More than 88% of women admitted with symptomatic covid-19 in pregnancy were unvaccinated. Of 230 women admitted to intensive care, only 1.7% had received a single dose of vaccine, and 0.4% had received both doses.

Data from MBRRACE-UK also shows that maternal deaths from COVID-19 continue to occur, with more deaths in the third (Delta) wave of infection that either of the two previous waves, again with most women unvaccinated. All pregnant women are recommended to have a covid vaccine by the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.”