Vaccination information for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding

Information about COVID-19 vaccines for people who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.

How to get the vaccine

Vaccination centres are open to people who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The Australian Government has provided the following advice in relation to COVID-19 vaccines:

  • If you are breastfeeding, you can have the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines. You do not need to stop breastfeeding after vaccination.
  • If you are planning pregnancy, you can also have the Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines. You do not need to have a pregnancy test before vaccination.
  • If you are pregnant, you can have the Pfizer vaccine. Check if you are currently eligible to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
  • If you have questions about getting vaccinated during pregnancy you should speak to your doctor.

The Australian Government Department of Health has developed a decision guide to help people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to get pregnant make a decision about getting the COVID vaccine.

Reviewed 17 June 2021

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