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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL3504, tabled on 27 October 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide clearer messaging on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women.

Answered on

10 November 2021

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has developed a range of advice including videos, digital products for social media and websites, paper leaflets and posters to support decision-making on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy. The UK HSA continues to promote these resources to providers in all health settings. In addition, information leaflets on COVID-19 vaccination for women of childbearing age, including those currently pregnant or breastfeeding, are available online and in an easy-read version for people with a learning disability and their carers, British Sign Language videos and a Braille version. The leaflets and translations in 27 languages are available to order for free or download.

NHS England has urged all healthcare professionals to raise awareness of the vaccine’s benefits among pregnant women, reassuring any concerns and encouraging women to come forward through maternity and primary care services. A toolkit has been launched to support these healthcare professionals with such conversations and includes key messages and facts about the vaccines and frequently asked questions.