Do you also vaccinate pregnant and breastfeeding women?

Yes. Pregnant and breastfeeding women can also be vaccinated at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre. PREGNANT WOMEN According to a statement from the Czech Vaccinology Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně and the Czech Gynaecological and Obstetrics Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně  dated 3 June 2021, Covid-19 […]

Yes. Pregnant and breastfeeding women can also be vaccinated at the Metropolitan Vaccination Centre.

PREGNANT WOMEN
According to a statement from the Czech Vaccinology Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně and the Czech Gynaecological and Obstetrics Society of the Czech Medical Association of J. E. Purkyně  dated 3 June 2021, Covid-19 vaccination is possible in pregnancy and should be offered to pregnant women based on their age, clinical and professional risk in the same way it is offered to all other members of the adult population. Pregnant women are at no greater risk of being infected with Covid-19 than other women in the same age category, but they may suffer from more severe cases of the illness. Covid-19 is usually asymptomatic or mild in the majority of pregnant women. However, pregnant women in their third trimester of pregnancy are at greater risk of experiencing a severe case of Covid-19. Other risk factors with regard to a severe case of Covid-19 in pregnancy include: age over 35, obesity, pregestational diabetes mellitus, preexisting hypertension and other chronic illnesses. Pregnant women who contract Covid-19 in the third trimester of pregnancy have a greater chance of premature birth compared to pregnant women without Covid-19 and, as such, vaccination during pregnancy should not be deferred.

The decision to get vaccinated against Covid-19 in pregnancy is the personal and individual choice of the pregnant woman. Vaccination against Covid-19 is especially suitable in women with a higher risk of infection and in women with an increased risk of experiencing a severe case of Covid-19.

Vaccination during pregnancy should be planned once the first 12 weeks of pregnancy have been completed, i.e., at any time from the 13th week of pregnancy onwards. If a woman discovers that she is pregnant after having received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine, it is advisable to defer the second dose until after the end of the 12th week of pregnancy.

Comprehensive information on the safety of vaccinating pregnant women, including the results of the available studies, can be accessed online at www.vakcinace.eu/data/ockovani_tehotnych_kojicich.

BREASTFEEDING WOMEN
Based on the active mechanism of the Covid-19 vaccines in the human body, Covid-19 vaccines are not considered a risk for breastfeeding mothers and their breastfed infants. Breastfeeding mothers can also get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Comprehensive information on the safety of vaccinating breastfeeding women, including the results of the available studies, can be accessed online at www.vakcinace.eu/data/ockovani_tehotnych_kojicich.