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I’m planning to get pregnant soon. When should I get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN explains people planning to get pregnant should get the COVID-19 vaccine to stay as healthy as possible for when they attempt to conceive. Dr. Tinajero and her partner received the vaccine prior to becoming pregnant so that they could have a healthy pregnancy.


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That’s great news to hear that you’re planning on getting pregnant. So, something that’s super important is we want to make sure that you’re as healthy as possible when you are attempting to conceive.

I actually received the vaccine prior to becoming pregnant when I was planning on doing so and wanted to really make sure that both my partner and I were going to be in our healthiest state so that we can carry a nice, healthy pregnancy.

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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