Yes. Evidence shows that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh the risks for pregnant people.1 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists both recommend that pregnant individuals get vaccinated against COVID-19.
There are many reasons why pregnant people should get a COVID-19 vaccine:
- Being pregnant increases the risk for becoming severely ill from COVID-19. These risks are higher among pregnant Latina and Black people.1,2
- Pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk for complications like preterm labor.1
- Getting vaccinated during pregnancy builds antibodies that can be passed to your baby. Those antibodies might protect your baby from COVID-19.1
If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you can receive any FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccine available to you. The CDC has found no safety concerns for pregnant people or their babies. There is also no evidence that COVID-19 vaccines can cause fertility problems.1 However, all women under 50 should be aware of the rare risk of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and know that other FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccines are available.
Talk with your care team if you have any concerns about getting the COVID-19 vaccine.