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COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine in Pregnancy and Lactation

Authored by Dr. Tali Bogler – Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infection caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus (first recognized in December 2019). SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to change, resulting in variants that are different from the original SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 virus is spread through respiratory droplets and aerosols (smaller droplets that can linger in the air, especially in indoor spaces), which are created when an infected person breathes, coughs, sneezes, or talks. This health topic is an expert opinion about COVID-10 MRNA Vaccine during pregnancy and lactation. This health topic is intended for the public and health care providers.