Only a quarter of pregnant women vaccinated against COVID-19, doctors fear

The problem is we don’t have hard data on the problem, says GP Dr Wendy Burton

The proportion of pregnant Australians vaccinated against COVID-19 could be as low as one in four despite them being a high-priority group for protection, doctors say.

Dr Wendy Burton
Dr Wendy Burton.

Unlike many comparable countries, Australia does not collect official data on COVID-19 vaccination rates for pregnant women.

“It’s pretty shocking because pregnant women are a high-risk cohort,” says Dr