What about getting this vaccine for pregnant or lactating women?
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 following outcomes of interest including fetal demise, pregnancy complications, maternal intensive care unit admission, adverse birth outcomes, neonatal death, infant hospitalizations, and major birth defects. To date, there has been NO increased risk of any of these adverse pregnancy outcomes. Pregnant women report the same side effects (sore arm, fatigue, headaches, myalgias) that non-pregnant individuals report when getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
It is also important to remember that COVID-19 is associated with worse outcomes in pregnant women. So if you are not obtaining the vaccine, please make sure to continue to wear a mask, physically distance, and remain safe!
Watch this 15 second clip explaining more: https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1379063250990596100?s=20.