Several types of vaccines from different manufacturers are currently (as of January 2021) in development against the COVID-19 virus. A few of these vaccines are already licensed and in use. The specific vaccines actually in use depend on where you live
. How individuals are assigned to risk groups and who is prioritised for vaccination varies from country to country.
How do I decide whether to get vaccinated?
Some background information on vaccination in general is required, in order to assess what is best for you personally. Decide together with your doctor whether the benefits outweigh any possible risks in your situation.
The WHO believes pregnant women are at higher risk of a severe case of COVID-19. Based on the studies that have been conducted to date, it is unfortunately not yet possible to say for certain how safe the vaccination is during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
The vaccines have not yet been tested in pregnancy, so until more information is available, those who are pregnant should not routinely have this vaccine. Non-clinical evidence is required before any clinical studies in pregnancy can start, and before that, it is usual to not recommend routine vaccination during pregnancy.