- Studies have demonstrated that pregnancy is a risk factor for severe COVID disease.
- Pregnant and lactating women were not included in the COVID vaccine trials.
- The COVID vaccine is an mRNA vaccine that does not contain live virus.
The vaccine should not be withheld from women who meet criteria based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) who are planning to conceive, undergoing fertility treatment, currently pregnant or breast feeding.
- All patients, regardless of vaccination status, should continue prevention measures including hand washing, wearing a mask and social distancing.
If you wish to read the complete statements, please see the references below:
Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and other pregnancy experts recommend COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant and lactating people. Read More
CDC Recommendations for People who are Pregnant
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant. If you are pregnant, you might want to have a conversation with your healthcare provider about COVID-19 vaccination. Read More
COVID-19 Booster Shot Information
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends that all pregnant and recently pregnant individuals receive a COVID-19 booster shot when they are eligible. Read More