CDC Update on COVID-19 Vaccination During Pregnancy

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination for all people ages 12 years and older. This includes women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy. Pregnant women and those who have recently given birth are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with women who are not pregnant. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine before or during pregnancy decreases this risk.

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View CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine recommendations related to pregnancy and breastfeeding on this webpage.

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