The vaccine (shot) wasn’t studied specifically in pregnant people. Pregnant people in Phase 1A are recommended to get a COVID-19 vaccine (shot), and can choose to get a shot, but should first talk to their healthcare provider to see if getting a shot is right for them. The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/12/vaccinating-pregnant-and-lactating-patients-against-covid-19) recommends that COVID-19 shots be offered to pregnant people who are eligible to get a shot based upon the vaccination (shot) allocation plans.
Pregnant people should consider several factors including their risk of contracting COVID-19, the potential risks to the fetus, the effectiveness of the vaccine (shot), and the side effects of the vaccine (shot) before taking it. No ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccination (shot) are known to be harmful to the parent or fetus. Pregnant people who have fever or any other post-vaccination (shot) symptoms after a vaccination (shot) may be recommended to take acetaminophen as fever has been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes.