Is it safe to get vaccinated if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

Yes. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 5 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.

Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.

Please visit CDC's COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding for updated information to help you make your decision.

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1. Are the available COVID-19 vaccines safe and effective?
2. Is it safe to get my child vaccinated?
3. Is it safe to get vaccinated if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
4. How was the vaccine developed so quickly?
5. What ingredients are used in the vaccines?
6. What are the possible side effects of a COVID-19 vaccine?
7. Who is NOT recommended for each vaccine?
8. Can I get COVID-19 from the vaccine?
9. Is Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine safe?
10. Does the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine require special precautions?