Vaccines and Maternal Health


COVID-19 Vaccine a​nd Your Baby


If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should still get vaccine. Experts strongly agree that pregnant and breastfeeding individuals would benefit from receiving the vaccine.

The risk of getting sick with COVID-19 during pregnancy can be greater than the potential side effects of getting the vaccine during pregnancy or while breastfeeding.

COVID-19 Vaccine a​nd Your Baby

FNHA answers your questions about the vaccine and maternal health in the COVID-19 Vaccines and Your Baby (FNHA infographic) and the COVID-19 Vaccines for Pregnant P​eople​​ (FNHA infographic):

  • Is it safe to get a COVID-19 vaccination if I am pregnant?
  • Why should I get a COVID-19 vaccination?
  • Is it safe to breastfeed after I get a COVID-19 vaccination?
  • Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
People in BC who are pregnant are given priority for COVID-19 vaccines, including eligibility for a booster eight weeks after your second dose.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding and have questions about the vaccine, please contact your health care provider, or call HealthLinkBC at 811 or the First Nations Virtual Doctor of the Day at 1-855-344-3800. 

 Be a COVID-19 #VaxChamp!


Carmen George, Penelakut First Nation, Takes the Pledge!