New CDC Guidelines: COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

The CDC has announced new data concerning the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant people.

CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people.”

Read the Full Statement from the CDC

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people age 12 and older. This includes people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to become pregnant, or may become pregnant in the future. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more vulnerable and more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19.

The board-certified OBGYNs at Capital Women’s Care recommend that all eligible individuals get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pregnant woman getting covid-19 vaccine