CDC Recommends Vaccinations for People Who Are Pregnant, Breastfeeding, or may become Pregnant
Over 200 million people in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but vaccination among pregnant people remains low. The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccinations for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.
Although the overall risk of severe illness is low, pregnant and recently pregnant people are at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 when compared to non-pregnant people. Get vaccinated as soon as possible if you are pregnant or around someone who is.
- Currently, no evidence shows that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.
- If you get pregnant after receiving your first shot of a COVID-19 vaccine that requires two doses (Pfizer or Moderna), you should get your second shot to get as much protection as possible.
For more information, ask your healthcare provider or visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html