Who made this vaccinations in pregnancy resource?

We will take what we have learnt from pregnant women’s views and opinions to help us to provide useful information and encourage uptake of vaccinations for pregnant women.

If you would like more information on anything within this webpage, please contact the research team.




If you need any support in making the decision about vaccination in pregnancy, please talk to your GP or Midwife in the first instance. Other sources of information or support can be found at:

NHS – Vaccinations in pregnancy – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists COG – COVID-19 vaccines, pregnancy and breastfeeding FAQs | RCOG

UK Health Security Agency – Pregnancy: how to help protect you and your baby – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


Ethical approval was obtained from the Yorkshire & The Humber – Sheffield Research Ethics Committee (REC 22/YH/0283).

Thank you to the funders, and to all participants that took part in this research. We would also like to thank the midwives at the participating hospitals that helped us with recruitment.


Next steps:

The next steps for this research include

  • Share findings with health professionals and members of the public
  • Publish findings in academic journals
  • Make recommendations for vaccination delivery for pregnant women
  • Develop an intervention to inform pregnant women and encourage informed uptake of recommended vaccinations

This study/project is funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) [Research for Patient Benefit (NIHR203598)]. The views expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care.

Visibility of illness

Here, pregnant women discuss how decisions about whether to accept a vaccination or not is sometimes influenced by how visible the illness is.   The...