You cannot catch COVID-19 from the vaccines and cannot pass it to your baby through your breast milk.
If you’re breastfeeding, the vaccines you can have depends on your age:
- if you’re 40 or over, you can have any of the COVID-19 vaccines
- if you’re under 40 and do not have a health condition that increases your risk of getting seriously ill from COVID-19, it’s preferable for you to have the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccine
The Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna vaccines are preferable in people under 40 because of an extremely rare blood clotting problem linked to the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine.
More information and reassurance from NHS England here.
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