Released on: 01 September 2023

Commenting on the recent COVID-19 vaccination guidance provided by NHS England, Angela McConville, Chief Executive of NCT said: "At a time when many pregnant women can feel anxious or uncertain about decisions related to vaccinations during pregnancy, it's extremely disappointing to see that NHS England have failed to provide consistent and clear guidance on whether pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers are on their priority list to be protected against both COVID-19 and flu.  

Where relevant information is available, it is in a lengthy document aimed mainly at clinicians rather than members of the public. I urge all those in health administrations across the UK, including the devolved nations, to review their guidance around pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine and to issue clear and transparent information for pregnant women this autumn, while ensuring that maternity staff and GPs are also updated with urgency."

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