A GLASGOW nurse who had two babies during the pandemic has urged other mums to be to get their Covid jabs.

Ali Hair, who works at the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital's surgical ward gave birth to Solomon who is 17 months old and Iris who is just three months.

While there was no jab in place when Solomon was born, Ali was keen to take the vaccine in January 2021 and got her second in March when she was a few weeks pregnant with Iris.

Glasgow Times: Ali with baby Solomon (left) and Iris (right)Ali with baby Solomon (left) and Iris (right)

Ali said: “Pregnancy is a very worrying time, but even more so in a pandemic. But I had no hesitation in getting my vaccinations, to protect me, my baby, my family and of course my patients. It’s not new technology; we have had flu jags for years. It’s just a different vaccine and there is strong evidence behind it.

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“Pregnant women are at risk of becoming sicker with the virus than other women of the same age and many have been hospitalised. Some have even had to be delivered early and that’s never something you want.

Glasgow Times: Baby Iris, who is three months oldBaby Iris, who is three months old

Ali revealed that, so far, her family had managed to escape catching Covid over Christmas and New Year.

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She said: “I’m not sure if that was the reason but myself and the babies managed to escape catching COVID at Christmas when our whole family got together. My partner Christopher also escaped it. Twelve out of sixteen people got it, but we were fine.

Glasgow Times: Solomon, who is 17 months oldSolomon, who is 17 months old

“I do understand why some women may have reservations as pregnancy is a worrying time, but it was the right decision for me and my family and made me feel protected.”

NHSGGC Director of Public Health, Linda de Caestecker said: “We encourage all pregnant women to get their vaccinations – it’s the best protection you can get for you and your baby. The vaccine is safe for women at any stage of pregnancy or breastfeeding so please come forward for jabs if not already protected.”