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Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?

Last Updated: 09/28/2021

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.

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:; Commissioner Persichilli's Remarks 1/13/21