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  • Lisa Arshawsky

Prenatal and Covid Vaccinations

ACOG has resources on COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant or lactating individuals:

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) has augmented its guidance documents and resources on COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant or lactating individuals. The National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit (NAIIS) has compiled a one-page document, COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy: Resources from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), to provide easy access to these recommendations. The Summit site also includes a summary of a presentation on this topic given by Sarah Carroll, ACOG’s director of immunization, infectious disease, and public health preparedness. ACOG recommends that COVID-19 vaccines not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination, and these individuals should be free to make their own decision regarding vaccination. Pregnant individuals are encouraged to discuss this decision with their healthcare team, but documentation of this discussion is not required. ACOG also recommends that COVID-19 vaccines be offered to lactating individuals based on their prioritization group. There is no need to avoid starting nor to discontinue breastfeeding in people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The following ACOG resources explain these recommendations.

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