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

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

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


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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.

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