SOGC Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy

Original date: December 18th, 2020
Revised and reaffirmed date: November 4th, 2021

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. Information related to COVID-19, the impact of the disease on pregnancy and data related to COVID-19 vaccines in development are rapidly evolving. The information contained herein is subject to change as further evidence becomes available.


  1. COVID-19 vaccination is recommended during pregnancy in any trimester and while breastfeeding
  2. All available COVID-19 vaccines approved in Canada can be used during pregnancy and breastfeeding, but the SOGC recommends following provincial and territorial guidelines on type of vaccine to prioritize for pregnant and breastfeeding individuals.
  3. Individuals should not be precluded from vaccination based on pregnancy status or breastfeeding.
  4. Given that pregnant people are at increased risk of morbidity from COVID-19 infection, all pregnant persons should be prioritized to receive a COVID-19 vaccination.

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