The Joint Committee on Vaccination (JCVI) has recommended that the vaccine can be received by breastfeeding mothers.
- There is no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for breastfeeding mothers or for infants. Despite this, COVID-19 vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant, and the benefits of breastfeeding are well known.
- There is no plausible way for any vaccine ingredient to pass to a baby through breast milk, so the advice is that mothers should not stop breastfeeding so they can be vaccinated against COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccination: a guide for all women of childbearing age, pregnant or breastfeeding