Are pregnant people prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine?

Question: 
Are pregnant people prioritized for the COVID-19 vaccine?
 
Answer: 

In BC, pregnant people are a priority group for the COVID-19 vaccine. For most people, getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the safest choice to protect them from COVID-19. While these vaccines have not yet been tested in those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, health experts in Canada agree that getting a COVID-19 vaccine is a reasonable choice for most pregnant and breastfeeding people. 

You will need to make a decision based on your own comfort, your individual risk of getting COVID-19, and the chance that you may get seriously ill if you get infected. If you have further questions, please speak with your primary health care provider. 

 
Date last reviewed: 
Thursday, Jul 15, 2021