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 

Fertility Network Scotland - Upcoming Dates

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EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER
All of our support, is free. If you can and you’d like to, a suggested donation of £3 to our #HelpUsHelpOthers campaign, helps us to keep running through such unprecedented times. Thank you!

Webinar - Thursday 17th September at 5pm
“IVF and Egg Donation Abroad”
More details to follow…


You can register on our website or via this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ePHTTZCBSCOnZM9mhqEOVQ  

Webinar - Thursday 1st October at 5pm
“Is there anything I can do to improve my chances of conceiving naturally?” Stuart Lavery is a consultant gynaecologist at the Hammersmith Hospital and a senior lecturer at Imperial College in London. He has been an NHS consultant for 18 years, and also works in the private sector in Harley Street. His main research interests are IVF and fertility preservation.


Couples are sometimes overwhelmed with advice from friends and family on how to improve their chances of conception. The internet can often provide conflicting information on even relatively simple issues like optimum frequency of sex. Information on fertility diets, and fertility supplements are everywhere. Mr Lavery’s webinar will be refreshingly free of old-wives’ tales, traditional practice, paternalistic advice and commercial witchcraft.


You can register on our website or via this link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_imO5R8nIQLOnT9ZbmOOceg 

 

Sarah Lindores-Williams, Educational Development Officer
07849 712 967
sarah@fertilitynetworkscotland.org