SOGC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy
Revised: January 11, 2021
The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) has released a statement on COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy.
The SOGC acknowledges the need for guidance related to the COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy and during lactation. We recognize the difficulty facing women and their health care providers at this time, due to the absence of clinical trials that can support evidence-informed recommendations about the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant and breastfeeding populations.
Please note that information related to COVID-19, the impact of the disease on pregnancy and data related to COVID-19 vaccines in development are rapidly evolving. Therefore, the information contained in this statement is subject to change as further evidence becomes available.
Please note that the revised statement does not change the SOGC's position on the COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy. The SOGC supports vaccination and the following statement outlines the considerations.
Read the statement HERE
In the current COVID-19 pandemic, the unique needs of pregnant individuals and their fetus/newborn(s) need to be addressed. As with any epidemic, data are evolving and a measured approach to management is required. Based on this evidence to date on COVID-19 as well as the literature on outbreaks of SARS, MERS and other emerging pathogens, and based on evolving data from CANCOVID-Preg, the SOGC’s Infectious Disease Committee has created this committee opinion to help guide maternity care providers in the care of pregnant patients. This guidance is based on the evidence to date and will continue to be updated as more information emerges.
Read the Committee Opinion HERE
Care in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG) throughout Canada has been significantly impacted since the COVID-19 pandemic caused wide shut-downs of elective services and shifts to virtual care since March 2020. Access to elective services has differed across the country, and some service areas are better suited to care virtually than others. This statement serves to guide practice in the gynecologic care of young girls and adolescents during and after the pandemic and is based on available evidence and opinion of best practice from the CANPAGO committee members and PAG expertise across the country.
Read the statement HERE
The SOGC is one of Canada’s oldest national specialty organizations. Established in 1944, the Society’s mission is to promote excellence in the practice of obstetrics and gynaecology and to advance the health of women through leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and education.
The SOGC has over 4,000 members, comprised of obstetricians, gynaecologists, family physicians, nurses, midwives, and allied health professionals working in the field of sexual reproductive health.
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ALARM was developed by obstetricians/gynaecologists, family physicians, midwives and nurses, who jointly continue to maintain and teach the course. Backed by the SOGC, the ALARM course arose out of our work to improve the care provided to women, babies, and families during pregnancy, labour, and postpartum.
Please note that there are currently no in person ALARM courses planned.
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