I’m trying to get pregnant, should I get the vaccine?

Vaccination is a promising strategy for combating COVID-19. However, the trials testing the vaccines did not include pregnant people. For decades, vaccines have been safely given to pregnant and lactating people, even when those vaccines were not initially tested in pregnant people.

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has recommended that people trying to conceive should be encouraged to receive the vaccine. Because of the way the currently available vaccines work, there is no expectation that they would cause miscarriage, or otherwise harm the fetus. People who became pregnant while enrolled in the vaccine trials had no reported problems with their pregnancies.

Last update: December 22, 2020, 4:46 pm ET

Science review: JAB, GSN