A pregnant person is part of a group recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and may choose to be vaccinated. There are currently little data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people.
When making a decision, you should consider:
The level of COVID-19 community transmission
Your personal risk contracting COVID-19
The risks of COVID-19 to you and potential risks to the fetus.
Can lactating people be vaccinated?
A lactating person is part of a group recommended to receive a COVID-19 vaccine and may choose to be vaccinated. There are no data on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines in lactating people or the effects of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines on the breastfed infant or milk production/excretion. mRNA vaccines are not thought to be a risk to the breastfeeding infant.
Can the COVID-19 vaccine be given to persons with a history of COVID-19 disease?
Data from clinical trials indicate that mRNA COVID-19 vaccines can be safely administered in persons with evidence of prior SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Vaccination of persons with known current SARS-Cov-2 infection should be deferred until recovery and until criteria have been met for them to discontinue isolation.
Additionally, if a person was infected within the last 90 days, they may defer vaccination until after the 90-day period.
Can the COVID-19 vaccine be given to persons who received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma for treatment of COVID-19?
But vaccination should be deferred for at least 90 days after they received treatment. Based on the estimated half-life of these treatments, as well as evidence suggesting that reinfection is uncommon in the 90 days after initial infection, delaying vaccination for 90 days is a precautionary measure to avoid interference of the antibody treatment with vaccine-induced immune responses.
For those on chemotherapy or immunosuppressing drugs, can they be vaccinated?
Immunocompromised individuals may receive COVID-19 vaccination if they have no contraindications to vaccination. However, they should be counseled about the
unknown vaccine safety profile and effectiveness in immunocompromised populations
potential for reduced immune responses
need to continue to follow all current guidance to protect themselves against COVID-19
For persons who were vaccinated for COVID-19 while they were on immunosuppressive drugs and who have since regained their immune competence, re-vaccination is not recommended at this time.
Can I get other vaccines, such as the influenza vaccine, at the same time I get a COVID-19 vaccine?
Given the lack of data, this vaccine series should be administered alone with a minimum interval of 14 days before or after administration with any other vaccines. If mRNA COVID-19 vaccines are inadvertently administered within 14 days of another vaccine, doses do not need to be repeated for either vaccine.