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.
Other questions related to Coronavirus and COVID-19
- The vaccine helps prevent COVID-19 but how long does the "immunity/prevention" last for?
- Can children get the vaccine or just adults at this time?
- Can things go back to normal for me once I get the vaccine?
- What is COVID-19?
- How can I tell if I have COVID-19?
- How dangerous is COVID-19?
- Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
- Do I have to pay for the vaccine?
- What do I do if I get COVID symptoms from the vaccine?
- What are the side effects of the COVID-19 vaccine?