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When during pregnancy should you get vaccinated for COVID?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN explains that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe at any time before, during and after pregnancy. Getting vaccinated sooner gives you more time to build antibodies to keep you and your baby safe.


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The sooner you get vaccinated, the sooner you and your baby are protected, and it doesn’t matter if it’s before you become pregnant, when you’re thinking about it or in your first trimester, second trimester or third trimester, really the most, what we want is for you to 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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Everyone 12 and up should receive a booster shot after their primary vaccine series. A two-dose primary vaccine is approved for children 5-11.

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