BARNSLEY Council is encouraging pregnant women to speak to their midwife about getting the coronavirus vaccine.

Public Health England say that thousands of pregnant women have been safely vaccinated in the UK and worldwide, and that Covid infection can be serious for pregnant women.

A spokesperson for Barnsley Council said: “Having both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine will help protect you and your baby from serious illness caused by the virus.

“Your midwife or doctor will be able to support you to make an informed decision.”