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Can I get the COVID vaccine if I’m breastfeeding?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Ana G. Cepin, MD explains that you can get the COVID vaccine and continue breastfeeding.

We absolutely recommend that women who are breastfeeding get the vaccine, and we do have data to show that with breastfeeding, antibodies are passed on. And so, that’s also great that you’re able to protect your child with the vaccine as well.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

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