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Top 3 reasons why pregnant women need a COVID-19 vaccine.

Pregnant? Top 3 Reasons Why You Need a COVID-19 Vaccine (Text Version)

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  1. COVID-19 illness can be more serious during pregnancy. The virus can make you very sick and affect your pregnancy.
  2. COVID-19 vaccines work. They can prevent infection, severe illness, and death from COVID-19, including from new variants.
  3. COVID-19 vaccines are safe for both you and your fetus.

Get a COVID-19 vaccine to protect yourself and your pregnancy. You can get the vaccine during any trimester.

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This information is designed as an educational aid for the public. It offers current information and opinions related to women’s health. It is not intended as a statement of the standard of care. It does not explain all of the proper treatments or methods of care. It is not a substitute for the advice of a physician. For ACOG’s complete disclaimer, visit

This resource was supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a part of a financial assistance award totaling $500,000 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Government.