Winter vaccinations during pregnancy

Winter vaccinations during pregnancy

Are you pregnant?

Did you know you are entitled to free vaccinations during pregnancy? This includes:

COVID Booster

Getting your vaccinations during your pregnancy is very important to ensure both you and your unborn baby are protected.

It is safe to have the COVID vaccine during any stage of pregnancy, from the first few weeks all the way up to your expected due date. You do not need to delay vaccination until after you have given birth.

For more information about pregnancy, breastfeeding fertility and the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit the NHS website:’s%20safe%20to%20have%20the,risk%20of%20having%20a%20stillbirth.

Pertussis (Whooping cough)

Rates of pertussis (whooping cough) have risen in recent years and babies who are too young to start their vaccinations are at greatest risk.

There is no evidence to suggest that the whooping cough vaccine is unsafe for you or your unborn baby therefore pregnant women and birthing people are encouraged to get the vaccine which can help protect the baby too.

For more information about whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy, please visit the NHS website:


It is recommended that all pregnant women and birthing people have the flu vaccine as it will help protect both you and the baby.

Women and birthing people who have had a flu vaccine while pregnant also pass some protection onto their babies. This lasts for the first few months of their lives.

For information about the flu jab in pregnancy, please visit the NHS website:

Receive your vaccinations at Bedfordshire Hospitals

We are offering pregnant women and birthing people the opportunity to walk in and receive all three vaccinations within our maternity units.

Bedford Hospital

At Bedford Hospital, the vaccination clinics are running weekly in the Seminar Room based on Level 1 of Cygnet Wing.

  • Monday, 9am – 12pm
  • Wednesday, 2pm – 5pm
  • Thursday, 9am – 5pm

Clinics will run every week until the end April 2024.

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

At the L&D, the vaccination clinics will be available weekly in both the unit and the community.

  • Monday, 8:30am to 1pm, Chaul End Community Centre, 515 Dunstable Rd, Luton, LU4 8QN
  • Wednesday, 1pm to 4pm, Antenatal Clinic at the L&D
  • Thursday and Friday, 8:30am to 4pm, Antenatal Clinic at the L&D

Clinics will run every week until April 2024.