Are you worried about having the Covid vaccination? I recommend you get vaccinated! Here’s why.

Based on worldwide data, we know that any of the vaccines reduces your risk of catching Covid and, more importantly if you do catch it, it reduces the risk of serious illness to you and your baby when you conceive.

Don’t be put off by scare stories about blood clots or heart problems. These risks are around 1 in a million and no worse in pregnant women. Compare this with the odds of dying as a plane passenger 1 in 188,364, or 1 in 1,117 for drowning and 1 in 103 for a motor vehicle crash.

Our Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommends the vaccination for women planning a pregnancy or already pregnant at any stage in their pregnancy because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby.

Women who are trying to become pregnant do not need to delay vaccination or avoid becoming pregnant after vaccination.

So the experts say DO IT! I support that view. Discuss this with your healthcare professional today.