Can pregnant women receive the AstraZeneca vaccine?

The AstraZeneca vaccine has fewer safety data on the use in pregnant women compared to the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. As such, the AstraZeneca vaccine is not currently recommended for pregnant women, however, there are no safety concerns should it be given inadvertently during pregnancy. 

It is recommended that pregnant women discuss the risks and benefits of receiving this vaccine in pregnancy with their doctor or midwife. 

The Pfizer vaccine is safe, effective, and recommended for pregnant women.  

Can breastfeeding women receive the AstraZeneca vaccine?


Yes, there are no safety concerns for women who are breastfeeding to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine. 
 

Last updated: 02 December 2021