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Episode 12: ACOG's Official Position on Vaccinating Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Against COVID-19 (Featuring Sarah Carroll)

March 26, 2021 ACOG Episode 12
CHEC Your Practice
Episode 12: ACOG's Official Position on Vaccinating Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Against COVID-19 (Featuring Sarah Carroll)
Show Notes

Interview with Sarah Carroll, ACOG’s Director of Immunization, where we discuss: 

  • ACOG’s official position on vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • How ACOG developed the recommendations for COVID-19 vaccines
  • How this guidance is updated and adjusted
  • Clinical trials for vaccines and pregnant women
  • Resources for clinicians and patients 

As of March 17th, ACOG’s official position regarding vaccinating pregnant and breastfeeding women against COVID-19: 

ACOG recommends that pregnant women have access to COVID-19 vaccines and that COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant women who choose to be vaccinated 

For lactating and breastfeeding women, ACOG recommends that the vaccine be offered 

Resources: 

https://www.acog.org/programs/immunization-for-women?utm_source=ImmunizationforWomen&utm_medium=Domain&utm_campaign=DomainRedirects&fbclid=IwAR0XIZ-Y47fhaAFJdKaZ7b98xzlX7TnKU3alC5mkBljRn4XpfiqwOQjFHbg

https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2021/01/acog-and-smfm-joint-statement-on-who-recommendations-regarding-covid-19-vaccines-and-pregnant-individuals?fbclid=IwAR27aAJifi8qHWDDJXTC5HpT0VtzcFeeW-nkoJAsETIj-uOAhAOT__DlXz8

https://www.acog.org/-/media/project/acog/acogorg/files/pdfs/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/covid-19-vaccination-site-recommendations.pdf?la=en&hash=BF78692A5977EF67C2C132F9DBB5C5A3&fbclid=IwAR194Wz6PnJUiF5bWYCED9oyI4WfEtXACPaN2xEMZdqdWCBljSRKRns8j6o

https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2021/02/medical-experts-assert-covid-vaccines-do-not-impact-fertility

https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-advisory/articles/2020/12/vaccinating-pregnant-and-lactating-patients-against-covid-19 

https://www.acog.org/covid-19/covid-19-vaccines-and-pregnancy-conversation-guide-for-clinicians 

https://www.acog.org/news/news-releases/2021/02/maternal-immunization-task-force-and-partners-urge-that-covid-19-vaccine-be-available-to-pregnant-individuals 

https://www.acog.org/news/news-articles/2021/01/obstetrician-gynecologists-role-building-vaccine-confidence 

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