As we see another inflection point in cases of SARS-CoV2; we have good news that the Oxford University/AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccination has also received MHRA approval today. This is some comfort but due to the lack of inclusion of pregnant or breastfeeding women in the vaccine trials, data is sparse as to its efficacy and safety in this vulnerable group.

As clinicians in our particular speciality we are most acutely aware that this is, again, the most exquisite of ironies – our most vulnerable women are being discouraged from being given the vaccine.

Today, however the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) have also published their latest advice.

In response, MOMS together with RCOG, RCM, UKTIS, UKOSS, BMFMS and NPEU have produced a joint statement in support of COVID-19 vaccination in clinically vulnerable pregnant women.

Read the joint statement here

We are responsible for ensuring our women get the right advice to make the right decision about Covid-19 vaccination.

Best wishes

Lucy Mackillop
President MacDonald Obstetric Medicine Society