Misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines and pregnancy persists and is widespread, according to a recent survey from KFF. The KFF COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor, published May 27, 2022, finds one in four people in the U.S. wrongly believe pregnant people should not get vaccinated against COVID, and more are unsure about this and other myths.
Pregnant people with COVID-19 are more likely to get seriously ill, which can lead to pregnancy problems such as preterm birth. The CDC recommends that pregnant people get vaccinated and boosted if more than five months since their primary vaccine series.
In THE CONVERSATION / LA CONVERSACIÓN FAQ video series, an OB/GYN, a nurse and midwife affirm the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines before, during and after pregnancy. Resources are available in English and Spanish.
Common Myths Debunked:
Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN, affirms that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and recommended at any trimester during pregnancy. Watch more.
Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN affirms that there is no data to support that any of the COVID-19 vaccines cause infertility or impact future fertility. Watch more.
Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, Certified Nurse Midwife affirms it is safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine or booster while breastfeeding. In fact, the antibodies from the vaccine can pass through the breast milk to the baby to provide added protection from COVID-19. Watch more.