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)...
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.
To find a vaccination site in your area, visit: https://www.vaccines.gov/search/.
For more info on COVID-19 boosters and COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy and lactation, talk to your Health Care Provider or visit:
COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy FAQ