ACOG Summary & Slides of Recent Pregnancy & COVID-19 Vaccine Call

The one-page summary and slides of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology’s (ACOG) position on COVID-19 vaccination and pregnancy presented during a recent National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit’s (NAIIS) call are now available. ACOG recommends that COVID-19 vaccines not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination, and these individuals should be free to make their own decision regarding vaccination. Pregnant individuals are encouraged to discuss this decision with their healthcare team, but documentation of this discussion is not required. They also recommend that COVID-19 vaccines be offered to lactating individuals based on their prioritization group. There is no need to avoid starting nor to discontinue breastfeeding in people who receive a COVID-19 vaccine. They also offer helpful resources on COVID-19 and pregnancy on their webpages. These are excerpted on a handy one-page document.