Covid immunisation recommended for pregnant women

Pregnancy is a crucial time in any woman’s life (and of course, their family, partners and children). Many changes happen in pregnancy, including a weakening of the immune system.

Key points
• If you are pregnant you are a priority for COVID-19 vaccination and should be routinely
offered Pfizer or Moderna at any stage of pregnancy.
• If you are trying to become pregnant, you do not need to delay vaccination or avoid
becoming pregnant after vaccination.
• Real-world evidence has shown that Pfizer and Moderna are safe if you are pregnant
and breastfeeding.
• AstraZeneca can be considered if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning
pregnancy, if you cannot access Pfizer or Moderna, and if the benefits of vaccination
outweigh the risks for you.
• If you are pregnant, you have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19.
• Your baby may also have a higher risk of being born prematurely.
• COVID-19 vaccination may provide indirect protection to babies by transferring
antibodies through the placenta (during pregnancy) or through breastmilk (during
breastfeeding).

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Flu Vaccination Program

In line with the Governments winter program objective of maximising flu vaccination this winter, the Tasmanian Government will provide flu vaccinations free for 31 days.

The program will run from Monday 6 June until the 31st July 2022.

Please call us on 62951460 or book online.