COVID-19 Vaccination

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM), and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), all recommend pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19.  Vaccination is safe before, during or after pregnancy.

Pregnant women are at greater risk for serious disease and complications if they contract COVID-19 and are at greater risk for death than women who are not pregnant.  Vaccines are our single most effective tool against preventable viruses or diseases, including COVID-19.  

The CDC has also issued an urgent health advisory to increase vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant or considering pregnancy.  Pregnant women with COVID-19 are also at increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes including preterm birth, still birth, and admission to the ICU of a newborn also infected with COVID-19.  Please click on the link below for the full statement:

CDC Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory

For additional information, including clinical studies and other resources, please use the below links:

ACOG & SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccine for Pregnancy

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at (850) 476-3696.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

The Centers for Disease Control is routinely providing updated guidance about the public health emergency from COVID-19. Their website cdc.gov/coronavirus is the best resource for facts and the latest updates about the disease and vaccinations.