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

For more information, see here

Pfizer now available at CFP

We are now able to offer the Pfizer vaccine to those aged 40 - 59 years, and those aged 16 - 39 from 30 August onwards.


Please check here as the information about Pfizer eligibility is constantly being updated.


Please book into our Vaccination Clinics which are held on Saturdays. We continue to vaccinate those aged 60 and over with AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines for those aged 16 - 59 every second Saturday.


Book online at or 

phone us on 6295 1460

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Cygnet Family Practice is now taking new patients

Contact reception for further details:

Phone 6295 1460

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