Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr Gregor Smith, is urging pregnant people to get the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine to protect them and their baby.
Following a recent study showing evidence of increased hospitalisations, Dr Smith is encouraging all expectant parents to discuss the vaccine with their healthcare professionals so they can make a fully informed choice.
The UK Obstetric Service (UKOSS) published research last month which showed the number of pregnant people being admitted to hospital with COVID-19 across the UK is increasing, with many experiencing acute symptoms. The report also suggests the Delta variant is associated with an increased risk of severe illness among hospitalised pregnant people.
For further information, including Dr Smith’s full statement, please visit the Scottish Government website.