2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, & Children

Last Updated: October 13, 2021
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What You Need to Know about Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccinationExternal Link

  • Department of Defense 05 October 2021 guidance - Service members who are pregnant, postpartum and/or breastfeeding should be vaccinated as part of mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of DoD Service as they are not medically exempt from COVID-19 vaccination, unless they request and are quali​fied/approved for a temporary medical exemption from their health care provider.​
  • COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people 12 years and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future.
  • Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing. These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy.

There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men.


Are you looking for local guidance?

If you need information and guidance about your local installation Pregnancy Postpartum Physical Training (P3T) program, check Facebook for the specific installation program.  Many P3T leaders are sending messages to keep you informed and able to exercise at home on your own.

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