More signs of COVID shots are safe for pregnant women


Julia Wu, ScD, Principal Researcher and Epidemiologist, Human Immunology Initiative of the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, Boston.

Jacqueline Parchim, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine Specialist, McGovern Medical School, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, Houston.

Christa Carrige, Registered Nurse; Labor and Childbirth Nurse, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

Andrea Idlow, MD, Senior Researcher and Specialist in Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston.

CDC COVID Data Tracker: “Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy: Severity of Maternal Illness.”

CDC: “Record of COVID-19 Vaccine Pregnancy for COVID-19”, “Information about COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant or breastfeeding people.”

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: “Pregnant and breastfeeding women vaccinate against COVID-19.”

The Hill: “Vaccine research must include pregnant women during COVID and beyond.”

Fetal Maternal Medicine Association: “SMFM: Service Provider Considerations for Participating in COVID-19 Vaccine Consultations for Pregnant and Lactating Patients 4.1.2021 (last published 3.3.21).”

Press release, Massachusetts General Hospital: “Pregnant and breastfeeding women show a strong immune response to COVID vaccines, and pass antibodies to newborns.”

The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology: “Umbilical blood antibodies following a mother’s vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy,” “Response to COVID-19 vaccine in pregnant and lactating women: a group study.”

European Journal of Epidemiology: “COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among pregnant women and mothers of young children: survey results in 16 countries.”

Press release, Pfizer: “Pfizer and BioNTech have begun a global clinical trial to evaluate the covid-19 vaccine in pregnant women.”