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COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Here is an important statement from the SOGC (Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada), regarding COVID-19 vaccination in women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The bottom line? Pregnant and lactating women are advised that all of the COVID-19 vaccinations currently available are considered safe and important tools for preventing severe illness and death.

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should be offered vaccination at any time during pregnancy if they are eligible and no contraindications exist. This decision is based on the women’s personal values and an understanding that the risk of infection and/or morbidity from COVID-19 outweighs the theorized and undescribed risk of being vaccinated during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. Women should not be precluded from vaccination based on pregnancy status or breastfeeding.


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