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COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy and fertility

This archived RCOG and RCM event is a fantastic opportunity to hear about the latest advice, research and guidance on how to counsel pregnant women offered a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine hesitancy among healthcare professionals and in those with concerns about fertility or breastfeeding is also covered.

This webinar is essential viewing for anyone working in primary care and maternity services, as COVID-19 vaccines are offered to more pregnant women at higher risk of serious illness, including those with gestational diabetes.


Bitesize talks on the latest research, information and advice for healthcare professionals and the public - Thursday 15 April 2021

Update from the RCOG and RCM COVID-19 vaccine cell | Professor Lucy Chappell, RCOG Vaccine Lead and NIHR Research Professor in Obstetrics, King's College London

Severity of illness in pregnancy | Professor Marian Knight, Professor of Maternal and Child Population Health, University of Oxford

Update on COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy | Dr Ken Hodson, Consultant in Obstetrics and Maternal Medicine at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Head of UK teratology Information Services (UKTIS)

Midwives and the COVID-19 vaccine | Clare Livingstone, Professional Policy Advisor, Royal College of Midwives

Counselling the individual to address vaccine hesitancy in pregnancy | Dr Christine Ekechi, Consultant Obstetrician, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and co-Chair, RCOG Race Equality Taskforce

Counselling women planning a pregnancy or fertility treatment | Dr Raj Mathur, Consultant Gynaecologist, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and Chair, British Fertility Society

Breastfeeding and COVID-19 vaccines | Professor Chrissie Jones, Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust