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Vaccinations for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy and getting a COVID-19 vaccine: it is safe to get your COVID-19 vaccine at any stage of your pregnancy. Guidance has changed on doses during pregnancy because there is more evidence available. You can find more information here.

Women who have antenatal appointments will have an opportunity to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine with their midwife or doctor. Afterwards their contact details will be passed on to the vaccination centre to arrange an appointment, should they decide to proceed with vaccination.

COVID-19 VACCINATION TELEPHONE LINE

In addition the hospitals have set up a COVID-19 vaccination telephone line for pregnant women to call if they are interested in getting the vaccine.

  • University Hospital Galway – 086 7913854 from 1pm to 2pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Letterkenny University Hospital - 074 912 3513 from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Portiuncula University Hospital – 090 964 8372 from 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Mayo University Hospital - 094 904 2313 from 10am to 1pm. 
  • Sligo University Hospital - 071 919 0300 from 2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday. 

I am pregnant should I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

The decision aid above is intended to help make an informed decision about whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine before, during or after pregnancy. The document is produced by The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists together with the Irish Medicines in Pregnancy Service (IMPS) at the Rotunda Hospital.