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COVID-19 Vaccination information if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying for a baby

COVID-19 Vaccination and pregnancy

If you catch COVID-19 when you’re pregnant, you are more likely to become very unwell.
If you’re not vaccinated, you are more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit – particularly with the Delta variant. There are also increased risks for babies. Babies are five times more likely to be born prematurely and require neonatal intensive care. 
Data from the large number of pregnant people already vaccinated globally shows that there are no additional saf...

COVID-19 vaccination

Many Waikato vaccination sites are now taking walk-ins. The ability to vaccinate walk-ins will depend on bookings on the day, so to guarantee a slot book online at or phone 0800 28 29 26.  

Vaccinations at Alert Level 3COVID-19 vaccinations centres in the Waikato are now operating under Alert Level 3 conditions. You'll need to keep two metres away from other people while you're waiting and moving around the vaccination centre. Please wear a face mask throughout the pr...

Can I get vaccinated if I'm pregnant?

... a live vaccine, we don’t expect there will be any problems getting a vaccination if you are pregnant. There’s no clinical data for pregnant women as they weren’t part of the clinical trials.

Our advice is that pregnant women at high risk of catching COVID-19 (e.g. border workers or if there is widespread transmission in the community) should get advice from a health professional (e.g. family doctor or midwife) about the risks and benefits of COVID-19 vaccination.

However, in women at lower ri...

COVID-19 mobile vaccination service

Waikato DHB and our hardworking providers are on the road, bringing vaccinations to you. No need to book - just check the schedule below and drop in. We'll be adding more dates and locations as we firm up our schedules. Vaccinations are free, safe and the best way to protect your whānau, your community and yourself. 

You can also be vaccinated at a range of other locations across Waikato, including GPs and pharmacies. See Healthpoint for those options.

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