What about children?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

The EUA for the Pfizer vaccine allows children 16 years and older to obtain the vaccine. Only one vaccine (Pfizer) allowed children as young as 12 to get the vaccine — and there were not a lot of them. This great article with an interview with Dr. Sallie Permar, Chairwoman and Pediatrician-in-Chief at the Weill …

Is it safe to get the vaccine while breastfeeding? Are protective antibodies from the vaccine spread in breast milk?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

We do not know the answers to these questions for the COVID vaccine yet. But there is some data we do have that can be helpful.

If I get my COVID19 vaccine while I am pregnant, will protective antibodies cross the placenta during pregnancy?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

We currently do not know the answer to this. Please check back as more data becomes available on these vaccines!

I have heard that mRNA vaccines cause infertility?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

This is simply not true! In fact, in the Pfizer trial, 12 women in the vaccine arm became pregnant despite signing a pledge to use 2 forms of birth control or abstinence!

What about getting this vaccine for pregnant or lactating women?

January 22, 2021 0 Comments

There are ethical problems with including pregnant women in a Phase 1 or Phase 2 study. For that reason, we have not tested the vaccine on pregnant women. However, the EUA for the Pfizer vaccine DID allow women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to opt to obtain the vaccine. This should be discussed with their …