Category: COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccines While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

People who are pregnant or recently pregnant are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with people who are not pregnant. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can help protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant […]

Covid vaccinations lag among pregnant Americans amid surge in cases

For many people, the thin red line on a pregnancy test ushers in countless changes. You change what you eat and drink, how you exercise and socialize and sleep, and keep careful track of what medications you should and shouldn’t take. But for many Americans, there’s one choice they largely haven’t made: getting vaccinated. About […]

Highlighting Key Data to Support COVID-19 Pediatric Vaccinations

On Tuesday, November 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) unanimously recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11 under the Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use authorization (EUA). With a committee vote of 14–0, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, endorsed the CDC ACIP recommendation, expanding […]

COVID-19 Boosters Are Now Recommended for All Eligible Pregnant People

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) now recommends that all pregnant and recently pregnant individuals receive a COVID-19 booster shot when they are eligible, according to guidance published on Nov. 3. That means someone who is pregnant should get a booster at least two months after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine, or at […]