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Is there a recommended time during pregnancy to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN advises getting a COVID-19 vaccines as soon as you can, whether that is before, during or after pregnancy. The sooner you are vaccinated, the sooner you and your baby are protected.


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Evidence suggests that COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy is good during any trimester. What really matters is the longer protection that you have. I think the safer you and your baby will be. So, the earlier that you get the vaccine, the longer you will be protected.

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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