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 consult their healthcare provider to determine 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 meet the criteria for getting 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 efficacy of the vaccine (shot), and the side effects of the vaccine (shot) prior to taking the vaccine (shot). No ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccination (shot) are known to be harmful to the parent or fetus. Pregnant people who experience fever or any other post-vaccination (shot) symptoms following a vaccination (shot) may be counseled to take acetaminophen as fever has been associated with poor pregnancy outcomes.