As many of you are aware, initial COVID vaccines are starting to be available for certain people. A number of our providers have already received their first injection. We are happy to say we all tolerated them without a problem
Most of the questions we have received are about whether a breastfeeding mom should get the vaccine. There is no “biological plausibility” as to any reason why this would be a problem for the infant, and thus no contraindication to a mom getting a COVID vaccine. It is also felt to be safe for pregnant women, but this should be discussed with your OB/GYN.
As for your kids, it’s unlikely they will be getting COVID vaccines anytime soon. As the different vaccines begin to be approved and distributed, they will have to be used successfully in adults, then studied for safety in kids. Also there will have to be enough available to begin providing to children, who are amongst the lowest risk tier groups. We will keep you updated as this progresses through 2021.