Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy

Full Fact is working with Pregnant Then Screwed to provide good information about Covid-19 vaccines during pregnancy

17 May 2022

Post claiming the Pfizer vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate is inaccurate

False claims circulating on social media about the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine are not based on newly published documents.

Read more…
Post claiming the Pfizer vaccine has only a 12% efficacy rate is inaccurate
17 February 2022

Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine does not cause birth defects

Participants in the original vaccine trial were required not to have unprotected sex for 28 days after their second dose, but this is just a standard precaution in new drug …

Read more…
Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine does not cause birth defects
26 November 2021

Covid-19 vaccines are recommended in pregnancy even after infection

Although infection may give some level of natural immunity, it is not clear how long this can last.

Read more…
Covid-19 vaccines are recommended in pregnancy even after infection
18 November 2021

Research does not show 80% of vaccinated pregnant women experienced miscarriage

False claims that more than 80% experienced miscarriage after a Covid-19 vaccination are based on an error in a journal article that has since been withdrawn.

Read more…
Research does not show 80% of vaccinated pregnant women experienced miscarriage
15 November 2021

What are the risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy?

Evidence so far shows that you are not more likely to be infected with Covid-19 in pregnancy, but you are at risk of more severe disease if you do catch …

Read more…
What are the risks of Covid-19 in pregnancy?
5 November 2021

Pregnancy, vaccination and going to work - what does the guidance say?

Readers have asked us what the guidance says on going into work while pregnant, and what employers need to do to ensure safety.

Read more…
Pregnancy, vaccination and going to work - what does the guidance say?
29 October 2021

Why can you mix and match booster jabs in pregnancy?

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists are encouraging pregnant women to get the booster.

Read more…
Why can you mix and match booster jabs in pregnancy?
15 October 2021

Can those undergoing fertility treatment have the Covid-19 vaccine?

The RCOG and British Fertility Society both say those undergoing treatment can have the vaccine, and experts say there’s no evidence it affects fertility

Read more…
Can those undergoing fertility treatment have the Covid-19 vaccine?
14 October 2021

No evidence you shouldn’t breastfeed after Covid-19 vaccination

An Instagram post takes a tragic story of an infant’s death and uses it to make baseless claims about vaccine safety.

Read more…
No evidence you shouldn’t breastfeed after Covid-19 vaccination
8 October 2021

What do we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine in pregnancy?

We’ve answered some of your most frequently asked questions.

Read more…
What do we know about the AstraZeneca vaccine in pregnancy?

Full Fact fights bad information

Bad information ruins lives. It promotes hate, damages people’s health, and hurts democracy. You deserve better.