COVID19 Vaccine Considerations for Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women

Many of our patients have been asking about the safety and effectiveness of the COVID19 vaccine in pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Unfortunately, there is no data from the clinical trials about the safety of the COVID19 vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding women because these populations were not included in the studies (which is very common for new vaccines and medications).

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine has issued a statement with some guidance to women who are currently pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding who are considering the COVID19 vaccine.  Click here to read the article.

We know that information about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine will continue to grow and change as more people are vaccinated. We will continue to share updates with you when they become available.

New Hampshire has listed pregnancy as a risk factor for Phase 1b vaccine distribution which begins 1/22/2021.  If you are pregnant AND have an additional risk factor such as obesity (defined as a BMI >30 at your first OB visit) or Type 1/2 diabetes (NOT gestational diabetes), you are now eligible for the vaccine.  Please contact our office so that we may submit a medical verification form to the state.  You will receive an email from the state within 5-7 business days after the form has been submitted which will allow you to register for the vaccine.  Please do not attempt to register through the vaccine portal online as it is only open to people 65 years old and older.  If you do not receive an email from the state 5-7 days after we have submitted the medical verification form, please call 2-1-1 for more information.

If you are pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding AND have already received the COVID-19 vaccine, we would encourage you to participate in an online registry so that more information may be collected about the vaccine in this population.  Click here to find out more.