Updated September 2021

COVID-19 is deeply impacting our members, patients, and communities. During the pandemic, we are working to address our members’ needs and the needs of their patients. It is imperative that we do all we can to stop the spread of disease and end this public health crisis.

Vaccination is Key

Vaccination is key to protecting against severe disease and saving lives. COVID-19 vaccines are effective at helping protect against severe disease and death from variants of the virus that causes COVID-19 currently circulating, including the Delta variant.

ACOG recommends that all pregnant individuals be vaccinated against COVID-19. This recommendation reflects evidence demonstrating the known safety of the vaccines and the increased risk of severe complications associated with COVID-19 infection.

Mitigation Guidance

ACOG also continues to support the CDC’s COVID-19 mitigation guidance: Mask-wearing requirements are part of a comprehensive public health strategy to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 including in schools and on public transit.

Help Spread the Word

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Don’t forget to sign the open letter from obstetrician–gynecologists to the public encouraging that every eligible person be vaccinated against COVID-19. This letter will be a powerful tool for advocacy and education. Sign your name today!

Additional Resources

Statements Recommending Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals

Statement of Strong Medical Consensus for Vaccination of Pregnant Individuals Against COVID-19

ACOG and SMFM Recommend COVID-19 Vaccination for Pregnant Individuals

Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care

External Resources and Guidance

Additional Resources for Patients

Resources for Patients in Support of COVID-19 Vaccines