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Latest on COVID and Pregnancy

These are the latest COVID-19 Recommendations by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC)

  • As of August 18, daily new cases of COVID-19 in the United States increased by 18.4% compared with the previous week. The Delta variant continues to contribute to the most recent cases.

  • The “pandemic of the unvaccinated” continues to prevail: Only 50.9% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated, and only 59.9% have had at least one vaccination. Vaccination among pregnant women remains low. Only about 1 in every 4 pregnant women report vaccination.

  • Compared to non-pregnant women, pregnant and recently pregnant women are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19, including illness that requires hospitalization and intensive care. Pregnant women with COVID-19 are also at increased risk for preterm birth.

  • Data about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.

  • There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.

  • COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. Those who are trying to become pregnant do not need to avoid pregnancy after the COVID-19 vaccination.

September 2021


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