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Are COVID-19 vaccines safe during pregnancy?

Yes. Evidence continues to demonstrate that COVID-19 vaccination is safe and effective during any stage of pregnancy; the benefits of vaccination clearly outweigh any known or potential risks of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy. The currently licensed or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are non-replicating vaccines and cannot cause infection in either the pregnant person or the fetus. No evidence exists of risk to the fetus from vaccinating pregnant people with non-replicating vaccines in general.

Data from the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), the V-safe surveillance system, and the V-safe pregnancy registry have not signaled any safety concerns for pregnant people who were vaccinated or their infants. The vaccine manufacturers are following the pregnancy outcomes of people in the clinical trials who became pregnant. Additional studies in pregnant people are ongoing in order to fully evaluate pregnancy and birth outcomes.

All people who are pregnant are recommended to receive an updated (2023–2024 Formula) COVID-19 vaccine, as licensed or authorized by FDA, if they have not already received one.

Last reviewed: March 19, 2024

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