Should I consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant or lactating?

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) all agree that:

Pregnant and lactating women who otherwise meet criteria for vaccination should be offered access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

This should be a shared decision among a woman, her care partner(s) and medical provider(s), based on individual risk factors and recognizing a current lack of data about the vaccines’ safety.

ACOG and SMFM recommend that COVID-19 vaccines not be withheld from pregnant women who meet criteria for vaccination. Patients should be counseled as above and a shared decision model used. You can review their recommendations here:

ACOG: Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19