COVID Vaccine and Pregnancy, Breastfeeding (1/9/21)
We are often asked our views on whether women who are nursing, pregnant, or trying to become pregnant should get the COVID vaccine if it is available to them. With rare exceptions, our answer is yes.
Exceptions to this would include people with a history of anaphylaxis to other vaccines, those who had recently tested positive for COVID, people who have recently received a COVID Antibody infusion treatment, and certain other medical conditions. Please contact us if you aren't sure if you are a candidate for a COVID vaccine.
All Fair Oaks Women's Health Providers support the above views.
Absent contraindications, pregnant and lactating women who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) should be allowed to receive it without any delays or additional discussion with any of our doctors. All of our major medical organizations support this position. We have discussed this amongst ourselves and we all agree that the risk of delaying the vaccine or not getting the vaccine even while pregnant or breastfeeding is much greater than the potential risks of the vaccines themselves.
- AMERICAN COLLEGE OF OB/GYN (ACOG) PRACTICE ADVISORY Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19 (12-21-2020)
- AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR REPRODUCTIVE MEDICINE (ASRM) Update No. 11 – COVID-19 Vaccination (12-16-2020)
- SOCIETY FOR MATERNAL-FETAL MEDICINE (SMFM) Statement: SARS-CoV-2 Vaccination in Pregnancy (12-1-2020)
- Click here for more COVID Vaccine Information
- Coronavirus (COVID-19), Pregnancy, and Breastfeeding: A Message for Patients