Are you pregnant? Are you vaccinated?

Our doctors strongly recommend that pregnant women should get vaccinated against COVID 19 as soon as possible.

The vaccine is shown to protect both mother and baby from complications caused by COVID.

Our vaccine clinic at Dearne Valley can offer pregnant women the Pfizer vaccine.  Either book an appointment using the text link sent by the practice; or come to our walk in clinic at the weekend.

UK Obstetric Surveillance data looking at pregnant women admitted to English hospitals up to July, shows:

  • The proportion admitted with moderate to severe Covid has increased with the Delta variant compared to previous strains
  • In the last three months, 171 pregnant women were admitted to hospital with Covid symptoms
  • Some 98% were unvaccinated and just three had received a single dose of the vaccine
  • About one in three pregnant women in hospital with Covid-19 developed pneumonia
  • About one in seven needed intensive care
  • About one in five admitted to hospital with Covid go on to give birth prematurely and their likelihood of having a caesarean section increases

Look after yourself, your baby and your loved ones – get a vaccine!