The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for all people 6 months and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy. Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions or concerns.
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 pregnant and lactating people get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html. If you have questions about getting vaccinated, a discussion with your healthcare provider might help you make an informed decision. While such a conversation might be helpful, it is not required before vaccination. You can receive a COVID-19 vaccine without any additional documentation from your healthcare provider.