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VIDEO: COVID vaccine while expecting

Should pregnant women or breastfeeding moms get the shots?

illustration of the words "COVID-19 Q&A" with pregnant woman

Pregnant women and breastfeeding moms may be hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine since limited data on its effectiveness for these groups is available.

However, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine have said pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should have the opportunity to get the vaccine, according to Elizabeth Ransom, MD, FACS, executive vice president and chief physician executive at Baptist Health.

In the video below, Dr. Ransom explains what these women should do before rolling up their sleeves.

At Baptist Health, we want to help keep our community informed about COVID-19. For more information about COVID-19 vaccines as they become more widely available to the public, visit Additionally, the MyFamily app from Baptist Health and Wolfson Children's Hospital provides parents with information from trusted health professionals to help guide families through the pandemic. To learn more or to download MyFamily, visit

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