Carrie Johnson said she felt ‘great’ after getting her second coronavirus vaccine (Picture: Rex)
Carrie Johnson has had her second Covid vaccine while pregnant with her and Boris Johnson’s second child.
The expectant mother, 33, said she was ‘feeling great’ as she urged others to follow her lead.
A record number of pregnant women – 66 – were admitted to intensive care with coronavirus in England, Wales and Northern Ireland last month.
It came as figures released in July showed only one in ten pregnant women have been jabbed.
Mrs Johnson admitted she was initially concerned about miscarriage when getting the jab, but there is no evidence of any link.
She said: ‘Just had my second jab and feeling great! I know there are lots of pregnant women who are anxious about getting their Covid vaccine but the evidence is incredibly reassuring.
‘Most importantly, the data shows there is no increased risk of miscarriage, something I was definitely concerned about.
‘Nearly 200,000 pregnant women across the UK and US have received the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines recommended during pregnancy, without safety concerns.
‘The Royal College of Midwives has said that expectant mothers are at greater risk of serious illness if they get Covid so being vaccinated really is the best way to keep you and your baby safe.’
The prime minister and his wife were devastated as she suffered a miscarriage at the beginning of the year.
Ms Johnson shares a son named Wilfred with the prime minister (Picture: Simon Dawson / No10 Downing Street)
The conservationist said she felt ‘incredibly blessed’ to be expecting again but had ‘also felt like a bag of nerves’.
Revealing the news in an Instagram post, she added: ‘Fertility issues can be really hard for many people, particularly when on platforms like Instagram it can look like everything is only ever going well.
‘I found it a real comfort to hear from people who had also experienced loss so I hope that in some very small way sharing this might help others too.’
The couple welcomed their first child, Wilfred, in April 2020 – a month after the prime minister was in intensive care with Covid.
A total 51,724 pregnant women in England have received at least one dose as of July 23, while 20,648 women have had two.
In a letter to medics last month, chief midwife for England Jacqueline Dunkley-Bent said all healthcare professionals have ‘a responsibility to proactively encourage pregnant women’ to get jabbed.
She told mothers-to-be: ‘Vaccines save lives, and this is another stark reminder that the Covid-19 jab can keep you, your baby and your loved ones, safe and out of hospital.’
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