Confused about the COVID vaccine?

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are getting conflicting information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The World Health Organization recently recommended that pregnant and breastfeeding women should not get the vaccine unless the benefits outweigh the potential risks. But the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine all say that that the vaccines should be offered to pregnant and breastfeeding individuals who are eligible for vaccination.

The Harvard Health Letter has posted answers to some basic questions about getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding–or are considering a pregnancy.

“Keep in mind that information is evolving rapidly. Your obstetric provider or medical team can advise you more fully, based on your personal health risks, exposures to the virus that causes COVID-19, and preferences,” the article notes.

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