COVID-19 vaccines approved for emergency use authorization are currently available and recommended by the CDC for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The New England Journal of Medicine looked at data from more than 35,000 pregnant individuals who got the mRNA (messenger RNA) vaccines. It found no obvious safety concerns.
The vaccines may also protect your newborn infant from COVID-19 if you are infected during pregnancy. Two recent Israeli studies (Perl et al. & Shlomai et al) found that COVID-19 antibodies pass robustly from mothers to their infants in breast milk for six weeks after vaccination. No infants breastfed by their COVID-19-positive mothers had signs of infection.
If you are pregnant and receive a COVID-19 vaccine, consider using v-safe, a tool from the CDC and FDA. The tool uses text messaging and surveys to check-in with you after you get your vaccine.
If you have questions about getting the vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your health care provider.