Updated Advice for the Care of
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This decision guide is for pregnant women who are considering COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy, who are breastfeeding or who are planning to become pregnant. It contains information about the COVID-19 vaccine Comirnaty (Pfizer, Australia). This information will be updated when other vaccines become available.
Australia is likely to receive different COVID-19 vaccines over time. The first vaccine to become available in Australia is called Comirnaty. This vaccine has the genetic code (mRNA) for an important part of the COVID-19 virus called the spike protein. When the vaccine injection is given, the body reads the genetic code and makes copies of the spike protein. This then trains the immune system to recognise and fight against the COVID-19 virus.
It is not a live vaccine. Once injected the mRNA breaks down very quickly and is cleared away. For the best protection against COVID-19, two doses are needed, given at least three weeks apart.
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For more information about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines, refer to:
- Statement from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnant and breastfeeding women
- Information on COVID-19 Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine
- Preparing for COVID-19 vaccination
- After your COVID-19 vaccination.
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Date: Wednesday 24th March 2021
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We trust this – and future updates – will be of help to you during these crazy times.
If you have any questions or require additional information please do not hesitate to contact the GP Obstetric Shared Care Program Manager – Leanne at email@example.com