As with all medical advice, it’s best to consult your doctor to determine what’s best for you.

In very general term – yes, pregnant women are recommended to be vaccinated and boosted. However, to take into account your specific situation, please check with your doctor.

Pregnancy causes changes to women’s immune systems, which could make them more susceptible to viral respiratory infections like COVID-19. And, having gestational diabetes increases the risks for severe illness. So, it’s really important for hāpai women to be careful and to try and lessen their risks for becoming infected.

This includes wearing masks, socially distancing from people whose vaccination status you donʻt know, and getting vaccinated and boosted.

Because there is no evidence of adverse effects on the mother or baby from the COVID vaccines, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, among many others recommend that pregnant women stay up to date with their COVID vaccinations and boosters.

But, please check with your doctor to check what’s right for you.


Updated 05/03/2022