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
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