CDC Recommends COVID-19 Vaccinations for Pregnant People

In a media statement released August 12, 2021:

“CDC encourages all pregnant people or people who are thinking about becoming pregnant and those breastfeeding to get vaccinated to protect themselves from COVID-19,” said CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. “The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible Delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people.” Full media statement

Policies and recommendations for the receipt of COVID-19 vaccines by pregnant people vary from country to country.  The COVID-19 Maternal Immunization Tracker provides up-to-date information about which countries recommend the vaccines for pregnant people.  Visit the tracker

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