COVID-19 Vaccine

by | Jan 7, 2021

The American Society of Reproductive Medicine stated, “The Task Force does not recommend withholding the vaccine from patients who are planning to conceive, who are currently pregnant, or who are lactating. These recommendations are in line with those of the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP), of the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM).”

ASRM also stated, “Patients undergoing fertility treatment and pregnant patients should be encouraged to receive vaccination based on eligibility criteria. Since the vaccine is not a live virus, there is no reason to delay pregnancy attempts because of the vaccination administration or to defer treatment until the second dose has been administered.”

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, “pregnant patients who meet Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendations should be offered a COVID-19 vaccine.” However, “pregnant women who meet ACIP recommendations should be offered a coronavirus vaccine that has received an EUA from the FDA.” ACOG also “stated that pregnant patients who refuse the vaccine should be supported in their decision.”