COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Jonathon D. Truwit, MD, enterprise chief medical officer, answers frequently asked questions around the COVID-19 vaccine. National societies for women’s health like the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) reissued a statement that pregnant women should feel comfortable getting the vaccine. While the WHO advises against the Moderna vaccine for pregnant women, the CDC and national societies state that both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines have good safety profiles. Froedtert & MCW health network offers both vaccines which means pregnant women have a choice of which one they’d like to receive as availability allows. Learn more about the facts and science behind the COVID-19 vaccine.