The emergency use authorization does not address the safety or effectiveness of the vaccine for pregnant or lactating women, as limited data are available until further studies and clinical trials with these populations are completed.
Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommend the vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding women if they are a priority population in the vaccine rollout plan. For more information on this guidance, please review the following resources:
• CDC’s Vaccination Considerations for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding
• ACOG’s Clinical Guidance on Vaccinating Pregnant and Lactating Patients Against COVID-19
• CDC’s Guidance on Who Gets Vaccinated First, When Vaccine is Limited
• Kansas COVID-19 Vaccine Plan
• Featured Resources on COVID-19 Vaccines within the CDC’s Toolkit for Pregnant People and New Parents
It is important for you, as a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, to stay informed and talk with your healthcare provider so you can make an informed decision that is best for you and your baby, based on your history, level of risk and likelihood of exposure.