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

Data thus far for both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines indicate that there are no adverse events associated  with the COVID-19 vaccines.  Initial data from real-world observational studies have shown that antibodies ARE passed in the cord blood and in the breastmilk, which is great news for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding!

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

Pregnant women were excluded from vaccine trials. However, the Emergency Use Authorizations for all three approved vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, J&J) allow women who are pregnant or breastfeeding to opt to obtain the vaccines.   We do have data on over 60,000 pregnant women who have obtained either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine’s.  The FDA has been …