The best way to reduce the risk of COVID-19 for you and your unborn child is to ensure your COVID-19 vaccines are up to date.
Studies have shown that babies born to mothers who were vaccinated during their pregnancy had a lower risk of being hospitalised for COVID-19 in the 6 months after birth.
If you get COVID-19 while you are pregnant, being up to date with your COVID-19 vaccination decreases your chances of:
- admission to hospital
- admission to an intensive care unit, and
- requiring breathing life support.
Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is safe to do at any stage of your pregnancy.
To stay up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, book an appointment, or find resources on COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy, visit health.gov.au.
You can also call the National Coronavirus Helpline on 1800 0280 0820. Select option 8 for free interpreting services.