COVID-19 Immunisation & Breastfeeding

COVID-19 Immunisation & Breastfeeding

The Australian and New Zealand governments support the use of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in breastfeeding women. 


Key points to remember about  COVID-19 immunisation and breastfeeding

  • if you are breastfeeding, you do not need to stop breastfeeding to receive the COVID-19 vaccine
  • there is no evidence of additional risks to breastfeeding women or their children from an approved COVID-19 vaccine
  • COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Australia and New Zealand do not contain a live virus
  • if you are breastfeeding, talk about COVID-19 immunisation with your health professional before having the COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 immunisation and breastfeeding infographic


COVID-19 vaccine and breastfeeding infographic

This page last reviewed 07 April 2021.

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