Pregnant women in at-risk groups can receive the vaccine

The Public Health Authority has stated that pregnant women with a higher risk of serious illness can receive the vaccine.

Pregnant women in at-risk groups can also be vaccinated against covid-19 with the MRNA vaccine in phase 3. This applies when the woman has one of the following conditions or diseases which can lead to a higher risk of being seriously ill with covid-19.

  • Chronic cardiovascular disease, including stroke and hypertension;
  • Chronic lung disease such as COPD as well as severe and unstable asthma;
  • Other conditions leading to impaired lung function or impaired coughing and secretion stagnation;
  • Chronic liver or kidney failure;
  • Type 1 and type 2 diabetes;
  • Conditions that affect the immune system due to illness or treatment;
  • Over 35 years old;
  • BMI above 30.

Contact your region about vaccinations in your county.

The Public Health Agency does not recommend Covid-19 vaccination for pregnant women.


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