COVID-19 Vaccine

Important information about the COVID-19 vaccine

Pregnant women in Ireland are now able to get a COVID-19 vaccine between 14-36 weeks. It is important to take the vaccine as soon as it is offered to protect you and your baby.

 

Pregnant women will be offered a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. You will need 2 doses.

 

We know a lot of pregnant Traveller women will have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s really important that we get the right information. Below you will find accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

PREGNANCY AND THE COVID-19 VACCINE

Can I get the vaccine if I am pregnant?

Why are pregnant women being offered this now?

Why do I need the vaccine?

What vaccine will I be given?

When should I get the vaccine?

Will the vaccine harm the baby?

Are there any side effects?

Do I need to wait to get pregnant after having the COVID-19 vaccine?

How can I get an appointment for the vaccine?

BREASTFEEDING AND THE COVID-19 VACCINE

Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I am breastfeeding?

I got the vaccine while I was pregnant. Is it ok to breastfeed my baby?