Pregnant women in Australia are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine under recommendations by the Australian Government, RANZCOG and ATAGI.

In an announcement published on the 23 July on the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists website, RANZCOG welcomes the announcement that pregnant women are now eligible for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

Because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby, RANZCOG and ATAGI recommend that pregnant women are routinely offered the Pfizer mRNA vaccine at any stage of pregnancy.

The article states:

“Global surveillance data from large numbers of pregnant women have not identified any significant safety concerns with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines given at any stage of pregnancy.

Furthermore, there is also evidence of antibody in cord blood and breastmilk, which may offer protection to infants through passive immunity. “

To read the full announcement, please follow this link: