Vaccination is a personal decision. People who are pregnant or breastfeeding will receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines that are currently approved. A discussion with your healthcare provider may be helpful if you have concerns about vaccinations, but it is not necessary.
While the average risk of serious illness from COVID-19 is low, pregnant women are at a greater risk of severe illness than non-pregnant women. Serious illness is described as an illness that needs admission to an intensive care unit, mechanical ventilation, or death. Furthermore, COVID-19-positive pregnant women may be at a greater risk of negative pregnancy outcomes, such as preterm birth and complication.
There is no information on the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women.
Experts say these vaccines are unlikely to pose a particular danger to pregnant women because of how they function in the body. However, research on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women is currently limited.
Clinical studies to assess the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant women are currently ongoing or scheduled. Vaccine makers are now keeping track of evidence from participants in clinical trials who became pregnant after receiving the vaccine.
Animals given the COVID-19 vaccine by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, or Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen (J&J/Janssen) before or after pregnancy showed that it was safe.