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Pregnant and breastfeeding

Pregnant and breastfeeding women may now be vaccinated against COVID-19. The Danish Health Authority recommends vaccination for pregnant women in the 2nd or 3rd trimester. Breastfeeding women can be vaccinated immediately. The vaccination is voluntary and free.

The Danish Health Authority recommends that pregnant and breastfeeding women are vaccinated against COVID-19. The Danish Health Authority’s recommendation is based on a professional assessment following scientific studies, compilation of data on how effective the vaccines are and any side effects from them, and advice from experts.

The conclusion is that it is safe and effective for pregnant or breastfeeding women to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Recommendation of vaccination of pregnant and breastfeeding women

The pandemic continues with new variants of coronavirus. It is therefore important that as many people as possible are vaccinated – especially those at higher risk.

Most pregnant and breastfeeding women will only experience mild symptoms if they are infected with novel coronavirus. However, some pregnant women may risk becoming more severely ill with COVID­19.

You can learn more about getting vaccinated while being pregnant or breastfeeding in this pamphlet:

Information about vaccination against COVID-19 for pregnant and breastfeeding women

Continue to follow the advice on preventing infection

  • Stay at home and get tested if you have symptoms.
  • Keep your distance.
  • Open windows and doors and ventilate your home regularly.
  • Wash your hands often or use hand sanitiser.
  • Clean your home often, especially surfaces that are touched by many people.
Updated 06 AUG 2021