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What do I need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy?

Joe Gastaldo, MD is addressing a common misconception with the COVID-19 vaccine and its association with infertility. This is not true. The vaccine has no association with infertility. The vaccine can be safely taken by pregnant women in any trimester and is highly encouraged for any woman who is thinking about getting pregnant.

Pregnancy is associated with a higher risk of bad outcomes from COVID-19. When a woman who is pregnant chooses to get vaccinated, she’s not only protecting herself but also her baby. Her baby will be born with some protective antibodies. Also, when a vaccinated mother breastfeeds, the milk will have protective antibodies in it.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine strongly approve of women getting the vaccine.

Want to learn more about common COVID-19 questions? Check our Fast Facts page.

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