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Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Last Updated: 01/06/2022

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone 5 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.

In addition, everyone 12 and older, including those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future, should get a booster shot.

Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.

There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.

Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people.

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.

For more information, talk to your healthcare provider or refer to the CDC's vaccination considerations for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Source:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html; Commissioner Persichilli's Remarks 1/13/21