Should I Get the COVID-19 Vaccine During Pregnancy?
A common question among our patients is “should I get the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy?” The CDC recently released the following statements strengthening their endorsement of the COVID-19 vaccine when trying to conceive or during pregnancy. Data has demonstrated that there is no increased risk of miscarriage among those immunized during the first 20 weeks of pregnancy. The following are the CDC’s statements:
Statement 1: Women Concerns About Trying to Conceive
The current two-step vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), do not have any negative effect on fertility, fertility treatment, and pregnancy. Trying to conceive either on your own or with fertility treatment does not need to be postponed during the vaccination process. It is good news as it means no more work or personal restrictions are necessary when you are trying to conceive or pregnant than the general population. If you have not be vaccinated yet, we recommend vaccination start immediately without exception (even if you were COVID-19 positive in the past). Please follow state and federal guidelines regarding COVID safety precautions.
Statement 2: Pregnant Women
COVID-vaccinated women in their first-trimester are at no more COVID-health risk than non-pregnant counterparts. It is good news as it means no more work or personal restrictions are necessary when you are both pregnant and vaccinated when compared to the general population. If you have not be vaccinated yet, we recommend vaccination start immediately and without exception (even if you tested positive for COVID-19 in the past). Please follow state and federal guidelines regarding COVID safety precautions as they are subject to change.
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