COVID19 Vaccination for Pregnant Women
Important update - 14.5.2021
If you have an appointment to get your COVID19 vaccine today, please attend as scheduled in The Aviva Stadium.
For appointments next week, due to the current IT malware issues affecting the HSE systems nationwide, The NMH Covid Vaccine team will be holding your request for the vaccine, while the issues are being resolved. Please bear with us and we reply to you as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
We are in the process of establishing a Vaccination Programme for our pregnant patients.
The NMH COVID19 Vaccine Clinic will take place in Mass Vaccination Sites; initial clinic will be held in The Aviva Stadium, Landsdowne Road, Dublin 4, D04 W2FS.
If you are between 14 - 36 weeks gestation, you can expect to receive a text message from us in the coming days, if you have not already received one. The text will ask you to register your interest in getting a COVID19 vaccine, which will be either Pfizer or Moderna (dependent on mass vaccination site).
Once you are registered with us, you will then receive a phone call from our team with information about the mRNA vaccine and will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.
There will be an appointment allocated to you from our NMH team to attend a mass vaccination site for your mRNA vaccine.
We appreciate your patience and understanding and ask that you please bear with us as we do our utmost to contact all eligible patients so that you can receive the COVID-19 vaccine, if you wish to do so. This is in line with the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.
Please read the COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Aid below, which has been specifically designed for pregnant women.
COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Aid for pregnant women
The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists together with the Irish Medicines in Pregnancy Service (IMPS) at the Rotunda Hospital have produced a COVID-19 Vaccine Decision Aid for pregnant women.
The decision aid, endorsed by the National Immunisation Advisory Committee (NIAC) and the National Women and Infants Health Programme (NWIHP), is for women who are pregnant and who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in line with the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.
The decision aid is intended to help you to make an informed decision about whether or not to get the COVID-19 vaccine before, during or after pregnancy. To view the aid, please click on the image below.