Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding

Comirnaty (Pfizer) is the preferred vaccine in adults under 50 years of age, including women who are breastfeeding or pregnant. However, you can still have the COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca if Comirnaty is not available and if the benefits of vaccination outweigh the risks for you. You do not need to stop breastfeeding after vaccination.

Pregnant women are not routinely recommended to have COVID-19 vaccination. They should consider vaccination:

  • if they are at higher risk of getting COVID-19, for example due to their occupation, or

  • if they have risk factors for severe illness, for example due to pre-existing medical conditions.

If you are pregnant, your healthcare provider can help you to assess the benefits and risks of vaccination.

For more information on use of the vaccine in pregnancy and breastfeeding see: COVID-19 vaccination decision guide for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning pregnancy.