Coronavirus (COVID-19) information hub

This page provides information about COVID-19 as it relates to women’s health.

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COVID-19 17 January 2022
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COVID-19 17 December 2021
RANZCOG reiterates advice on COVID-19 vaccination
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COVID-19 5 November 2021
Statement on booster vaccinations
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COVID-19 25 March 2020
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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and…

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The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is the lead body for women’s health in Australia and New Zealand and carries the responsibility for advice, dissemination of information and support of our members, our patients and the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The College respects the role of government, health departments and health administrators in coordinating a national response. Our public statements are made following consultation with officials, and medical experts, and with the understanding that the impacts of the pandemic are evolving, multifactorial and that action in one area will have intended, and unintended, effects on other areas.

RANZCOG will continue to provide information and advice that is the best available, to our knowledge. Given the recency of Covid-19 and the paucity of data, particularly in pregnancy, the accuracy of any advice may be rapidly superseded. We will endeavour to regularly update our communication as new information becomes available. Furthermore, RANZCOG will not comment on areas beyond our remit.

RANZCOG commentary on COVID-19 should be considered advisory, and not proscriptive, and all health workers, and the general public, should heed the advice of government and health authorities.

27 February 2024

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