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Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster shot if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.
In addition, everyone 5 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.