Should someone who is pregnant, considering becoming pregnant or breastfeeding receive the vaccine?
The vaccine has not been approved for pregnant women yet as they were not included in the initial study. There are ongoing trials at this time studying vaccines in pregnancy, however based on the science behind the vaccine composition, experts believe it is safe to use during pregnancy. There have been thousands of women that have chosen to get vaccinated after consulting with their primary provider regarding risks and benefits of vaccination, especially high risk patients for severe coronavirus disease.
There are currently no contraindications for women who are considering getting pregnant in receiving the SARS CoV-2 vaccine. There is no actual evidence that either of the vaccines causes infertility.
There is currently little data on lactating women who receive the SARS CoV-2 vaccine, however based on the science behind the vaccine composition ( a non-live, non-replicating vaccine) there are no contraindication for women who are breastfeeding.
Dr. Ann Palmer, Hartford Healthcare Division of Infectious Diseases