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COVID-19 Booster in Pregnancy (updated Dec 2022)

Pregnancy is considered an underlying medical condition.  The COVID-19 vaccine is safe, effective, strongly recommended and endorsed by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), The Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the Providers at Southdale ObGyn.   
All people, including pregnant people, should receive a bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccine booster dose following the completion of their last COVID-19 primary vaccine dose or monovalent booster.

What You Need to Know

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends that all pregnant and recently pregnant individuals receive a COVID-19 booster shot when they are eligible.

Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are now the recommended vaccines for use as a booster for individuals aged 5 years and older.
  • Monovalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use as a booster.
  • Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are the default for booster vaccination. However, Novavax’s monovalent COVID-19 vaccine is allowable for use as a booster (not primary vaccination) when a person has not yet received any booster dose and:
    • is unable to get a bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccine, or
    • is unwilling to get a bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are only authorized for use as boosters. They are not authorized for use as primary doses at this time. Individuals must complete their primary monovalent COVID-19 vaccine series before receiving a bivalent mRNA COVID-19 booster.
  • Booster vaccination may occur in any trimester, and emphasis should be on vaccine receipt as soon as possible to maximize maternal and fetal health.
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