Frequently Asked Questions

What about pregnant women? Should they get vaccinated?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has advised most pregnant women against getting vaccinated against COVID-19. More specifically, the WHO recommends that women who are pregnant do not take the mRNA-1273 vaccine (made by Moderna), unless “the benefit of vaccinating a pregnant woman outweighs the potential vaccine risks, such as in health workers at high risk of exposure and pregnant women with comorbidities placing them in a high-risk group for severe COVID-19.”

Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult with a doctor about whether to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The vaccines currently available have not been tested in pregnant women or in those who were breastfeeding.


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