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Information for those currently pregnant or breastfeeding

This page was last updated on 31 January 2022.

The Bailiwick’s COVID-19 vaccination programme is aligned to JCVI guidance.

The current advice for pregnant women is that COVID-19 vaccines should be offered to pregnant women at the same time as the rest of the population, based on their age and clinical risk group.

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has now advised that pregnant women are more at risk of severe COVID-19 disease. They are reminding pregnant women to have their COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible. They should not delay vaccination until after they have given birth. This is to protect them and their babies. In the UK, over 100,000 pregnant women have been vaccinated mainly with Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and they have a good safety profile.

More information about COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy is available here.

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists have developed a range of information on COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding this can be found here.

The Breastfeeding Network and Drugs in Breastmilk Information have produced a statement of the use of COVID-19 vaccines while breastfeeding which can be found here.

The British Fertility Society have published a factsheet on COVID-19 vaccines and fertility, this can be found here.

More information about what to expect after your COVID-19 vaccination is available here.

The National Childbirth Trust has put questions about the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy and breastfeeding to an expert panel from the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists, the NHS and Public Health England. The video can be watched below:

National Childbirth Trust - COVID-19 Vaccine during pregnancy and breastfeeding

If you have any questions that you wish to discuss with a clinician please contact the team at VCC@gov.gg and ask to be put in touch with a midwife who you will be able to speak to about any queries you may have.

COVID-19 contacts

COVID-19 Helpline

  • If you have a  positive LFT, you must immediately notify the States of Guernsey via the online form at https://www.gov.gg/covidnotification or by calling the clinical helpline.

Option 1 - Clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays, 10.00-12.00 Saturdays and closed Sundays

Option 2 - Non-clinical helpline available 09.00-16.00 weekdays

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Please send clinical questions to publichealth@gov.gg  all non-clinical questions to covid19enquiries@gov.gg