Whilst there is currently limited safety data on the use of COVID-19 vaccines in pregnancy, immunisation in this patient group is not contraindicated. ATAGI advises that COVID-19 immunisation may be recommended after considering factors such exposure risk and underlying medical conditions.

The following study involving 35,691 pregnant participants who received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines did not show any safety signals regarding pregnancy or neonatal outcomes. Preliminary results showed that injection site pain was reported more commonly amongst pregnant women than non-pregnant women, and headache, myalgia, chills and fever were reported less commonly.


NEJM: Preliminary Findings of mRNA Covid-19 Vaccine Safety in Pregnant Persons