Pregnant women can be vaccinated after individual clarification with their doctor. Vaccination can make sense in individual cases because it increases protection from severe disease for several months. A recommended vaccination is free of charge for pregnant women and is covered by their compulsory basic health insurance.
Almost everyone has already come into contact with the coronavirus (through vaccination or infection) and their immune system has dealt with the virus accordingly. The current virus variants tend to cause mild courses of disease in people with no risk factors. Not only that, but the risk of pregnancy complications or premature birth as a result of infection is lower than with previous variants. Pregnant women with no risk factors are therefore no longer considered to be a vulnerable group.
If you are pregnant and have questions about vaccination, talk to your doctor, midwife or maternity nurse.