Published Tuesday, 18th May 2021
Debunking the myths about fertility and pregnancy with the COVID-19 vaccine. Sutton Council will be holding a free online event - 20 May 6:30pm
Free online event - 20 May 6:30pm
Sutton Council will be hosting a free online event - open to all residents across South West London.
The session will be chaired by Cllr Ruth Dombey, who will be joined by a panel of two senior clinicians Dr Anu Jacob General Practitioner, Joint Clinical Director and Clinical Lead for Maternity (SWL CCG) and Mrs Carolyn Croucher, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, who will answer questions from members of the public and discuss the misconceptions about Covid-19 vaccines regarding pregnancy, fertility and breastfeeding.
Councillor Ruth Dombey, Leader of Sutton Council, said:
“The vaccine roll out programme has made great progress with over a million vaccines being given in South West London already - and over 300,000 of those were second doses.
“I understand that women thinking about or planning to get pregnant will want to be sure that they are doing everything they can to keep themselves and their baby healthy and safe. There is some misinformation about the vaccine and fertility and pregnancy and it can be hard to know what is true and what isn't.
“We want to ensure that Sutton residents are well informed about the vaccine and have the opportunity to speak to health experts about any concerns they might have.”
There are limited places available for the session, which can be booked on the Council’s website.
Participants will be able to ask questions live using the ‘chat’ function, but will also be able to send questions in advance using this form.
Following the question and answer session, the Council will add the most frequently asked questions and answers to the COVID-19 pages on the website.
Further information about the vaccine can be found on the South West London NHS CCG website.