COVID-19 Booster During Pregnancy
We’ve received numerous questions about getting a COVID-19 booster shot while trying to conceive or in early pregnancy. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recently released a Practice Advisory on the topic that we would like to share.
Overall, the ACOG recommends all eligible persons over the age of 12, including lactating and pregnant people, receive a COVID-19 vaccine or vaccine series.
During pregnancy, there are changes in lung physiology that make pregnant women more prone to severe illness or even death from SARS-CoV-2 infection. Coupled with waning immunity, the ACOG recommends all persons eligible for a COVID-19 booster, including pregnant people, receive a booster dose at least six months after completing their first vaccine series.
Please note that the only booster doses currently authorized are for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
It’s also important to be aware that COVID-19 vaccines may be administered along with other vaccines such as influenza and Tdap.
Your doctor and clinical care team at MCRM Fertility support this recommendation and invite your questions. As always, we look forward to having a conversation to inform and support you and your values as you navigate these critical decisions.