Dr. Selander says some pregnant women are concerned about developing temporary, short-term symptoms such as fever following vaccination. However, there’s no indication that vaccine-related symptoms pose a risk to mother or child. Such symptoms indicate the body is responding to the vaccine by building immunity.
“Pregnant women can take Tylenol if they get the vaccine and develop a fever,” Dr. Selander says. “It’s safe to use in pregnancy and will bring down a fever.”
She says the recent studies demonstrating the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine among pregnant women is extremely encouraging.
“With one vaccination, we can help protect two people – both mother and child,” Dr. Selander says. “That’s very powerful information we hope will reassure and encourage pregnant women to benefit from the vaccine.”