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Coronavirus: Vaccination

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 94455, tabled on 16 December 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that accurate information and guidance on the safety of covid-19 vaccines for pregnant women is provided on leaflets at vaccine centres.

Answered on

5 January 2022

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has developed a range of publications aimed at pregnant women which include clear COVID-19 vaccine safety information. This includes videos, digital media for social media and websites, paper leaflets and posters to support decision-making about the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy. The UKHSA continue to promote these resources to health care 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 to the public. All women of childbearing age must read this leaflet before they go for vaccination. The information is provided online and is available in an easy-read version for people with a learning disability and their carers, British Sign Language videos and a Braille version.

Paper copies of this leaflet and all translations (including Easy Read translations for lower non-native literacy) are available to order for free or download in 27 languages.

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