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Vaccination recommendations, precautions, or contraindications for special groups

Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy protect the baby from the virus after delivery?

Having a COVID-19 infection while pregnant increases the chance of severe illness and pregnancy complications. Studies have shown that pregnant women who are vaccinated are less likely to get very sick with COVID-19. Therefore COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future, to protect them from COVID-19. It is also recommended for women who are breastfeeding.

Infants are at risk for life-threatening complications from COVID-19, including acute respiratory failure. Recent studies of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy suggest the possibility of transplacental transfer of SARS-CoV-2–specific antibodies from the mother to her baby. As in the case of other vaccine-preventable diseases, maternal immunization can provide protection to infants against COVID-19, especially during the high-risk first 6 months of life, through passive transplacental antibody transfer.

In summary, research data show that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy might help prevent COVID-19 hospitalization of both pregnant women and their infants.

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Is COVID-19 vaccination safe and recommended for people who have a liver condition?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy protect the baby from the virus after delivery?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine increase the chance of birth defects?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine make it harder to get pregnant or affect fertility treatments?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine increase the chance of miscarriage?

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Should a woman wait for a certain period to get pregnant after being vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy increase the chance of pregnancy-related problems?

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Does getting a COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy affect the fetus’ future behaviour or learning ability?

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Should a breastfeeding woman be vaccinated against COVID-19?

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Are extra precautions needed while breastfeeding following COVID-19 vaccination?

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