Vaccine and Pregnancy
Protect your and your baby's health against a preventable disease by getting the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy.
During pregnancy, your body is hard at work for you and your baby. Because of this, being pregnant puts you at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. This illness could also cause complications for your pregnancy or your developing child.
Fortunately, evidence finds COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective before, during and after pregnancy. The vaccines are recommended by the CDC, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.
Recent studies also show that vaccinated moms pass antibodies to their developing baby in the womb — so baby is born with protection from day one.
Questions? Keep reading or talk with your doctor about protecting yourself and your pregnancy from COVID-19.
The COVID-19 vaccine joins many others that are recommended during pregnancy
Flu. Tdap. Hepatitis A/B. The COVID-19 vaccine joins several other vaccines that are recommended during pregnancy.
Consult with your doctor to determine the best time for each. The flu vaccine is typically recommended by the end of October (in advance of flu season) and Tdap is recommended during the 27th through 36th week of each pregnancy.
See the CDC recommended schedule
Where to get your COVID-19 Vaccine
Pregnant women may receive a COVID-19 vaccine wherever they are available, including at local pharmacies, Public Health clinics, and mobile clinics in SLO County. The dose is the same as for someone who is not pregnant.
Find a location near you
Resources about pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine
Get answers to the questions you have about pregnancy and the COVID-19 vaccine from local doctors and the field's top experts.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides regular updates around the COVID-19 pandemic. For the latest information from CDC, see their page, here.
- California Department of Public Health (CDPH) offers great resources on vaccination while pregnant, breastfeeding, and more. For the latest information from CDPH, see their page, here.
- MotherToBaby is an organization that has been actively involved in research about the vaccine and pregnancy. For the latest information from MotherToBaby, see their page, here.
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