. 2021 Oct 15.
doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.16973. Online ahead of print.
COVID-19 and Novel mRNA Vaccines in Pregnancy: An Updated Literature Review

Eloise Joubert 1 , Akofa C Kekeh 2 , Chetan N Amin 3



The novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, or COVID-19, has affected the world on a pandemic scale resulting in catastrophic outcomes and deaths. Currently, there is limited safety data specific to mRNA vaccine use in pregnant or lactating individuals and the potential risks to a pregnant individual and the fetus are unknown. We report an updated literature review of current information and evidence available to aid in the decision whether to vaccinate against COVID-19 currently being made by pregnant individuals and their healthcare providers so that they are able to make a well-informed recommendation and decision.