mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnancy - Infographic

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In a study of over 35,000 pregnant people of diverse background aged 16-54 in the US...

Vaccine Side Effects

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In pregnant people compared to non-pregnant people…

  • Injection site pain was slightly more common
  • Headache, fever and chills were less common
  • Side effects were comparable for both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

Complications were no more common in vaccinated mothers compared to mothers before the pandemic. There were no reported neonatal deaths. This study covers people vaccinated during mid-to-late pregnancy, those vaccinated during early pregnancy were yet to give birth.

Data: Preliminary Findings of mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons, NEJM, July 2021


Page last updated Wednesday, January 4, 2023