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 prioritized 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 while nursing.
Nevertheless, the WHO believes that pregnant women with a high risk of infection, such as those who work in the medical sector, should be vaccinated - at least if there is no known history of severe allergic reactions.
There will be a lot of changes in this area over the coming weeks and months, and you can expect to regularly receive new information.