Health Professional Information COVID-19 Vaccine in Pregnancy

Skilled communication with a trusted healthcare professional has been shown to increase acceptance of vaccines and is a key evidence-based intervention to address vaccine hesitancy.

Communicating about COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy

This video has been recorded by Dr Chantal Migone, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, National Immunisation Office.

  • The Institute of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists together with the Rotunda Hospital and the National Immunisation Advisory Committee, have also developed resources to support healthcare workers when communicating with pregnant women, which have been endorsed by the National Women and Infants Health programme. Visit the RCPI website.
  • Advice on COVID-19 Vaccinations provided by NIAC to the Department of Health. Updated Recommendations for COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy
  • WHO resources on communicating with patients about COVID-19 vaccine. Visit
  • Tips for communication with pregnant women who are hesitant about vaccines 10 November 2021
  • Materials to support health professionals administering vaccines are also available from our website
  • Videos in English, Russian/ русский, Spanish/ Español, 孕妇接种新冠疫苗 Mandarin, French/Français, Lithuanian/ Lietuvių, Polish/ Polski, Portuguese/Português and Arabic/العربية have been developed by HSE Social Inclusion and to share the facts
    • Amy Carroll, CPCM from St Lukes General Hospital, Kilkenny has created and A4 version and A3 version poster with QR codes to access these videos. 

Watch this short video from Dr Chantal Migone, Specialist in Public Health Medicine from the HSE National Immunisation Office where she answers questions about COVID-19 vaccine and fertility and pregnancy 

This video was developed to support the Travelling community but it can also be used for all other settings.

This page was updated on 16 November 2021