6 January 2021 - Update - COVID-19 Vaccination 

There is updated advice from the UK Government regarding Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination : advice from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JVCI) updated 30 December 2020 can be viewed:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/statement-from-the-uk-chief-medical-officers-on-the-prioritisation-of-first-doses-of-covid-19-vaccines 

 

Pregnancy 

The JCVI has also amended its previous highly precautionary advice on COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy or breastfeeding. Vaccination with either vaccine in pregnancy should be considered where the risk of exposure SARS-CoV2 infection is high and cannot be avoided, or where the woman has underlying conditions that place her at very high risk of serious complications of COVID-19, and the risks and benefits of vaccination should be discussed.

Those who are trying to become pregnant do not need to avoid pregnancy after vaccination, and breastfeeding women may be offered vaccination with either vaccine following consideration of the woman’s clinical need for immunisation against COVID-19. The UK Chief Medical Officers agree with this advice. 

 

NHS Inform

Information on NHS Inform has been updated to show the updated position on pregnancy, breastfeeding and the coronavirus vaccine. Link here:https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/immunisation/vaccines/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccine/pregnancy-breastfeeding-and-the-coronavirus-vaccine 

The Assisted Conception Unit is located in Ward 35 in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland.

Ninewells is an NHS Teaching Hospital and we provide treatment on both an NHS and self-funded basis. We have been carrying out assisted conception treatment since the early 1980s when John Mills and Geoff James established the Unit and developed it into one of the largest centres in Scotland, opening in its present location in Ward 35 in 1994.  The first baby born from IVF treatment in Scotland was born in 1984.

The Unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary professional team of medical, nursing, scientific and administrative staff. A replacement ACU was completed in 2012. A new extension including our theatre, laboratory, procedure rooms and offices opened on 14th November 2011. Following this, Ward 35 was refurbished to provide new consulting and scanning rooms, an andrology lab, recovery bay, reception and waiting area and we moved in on 13th March 2012.

We are a UKAS accredited medical laboratory no 8728.  This list of accredited tests can be found a UKAS.com.  

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