The Tampa Bay Buccaneers LIVE Super Bowl Tampa Bay Shirt U.K.’s regulatory health agency, the MHRA, advised against pregnant and lactating women using the vaccine, but, as of a few days ago, the U.S. FDA has given the go-ahead. Groups including the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine are supporting the vaccine being offered to pregnant and lactating individuals. Though there isn’t currently data that offers additional reassurance, many experts say that the general CDC guidelines for vaccinating pregnant women should apply: that when the likelihood of disease exposure is high, the benefits outweigh the risks. But the decision will, ultimately, come down to the pregnant individual, and whatever they decide should be supported. Like so many things that come up when you’re pregnant or trying to conceive, be prepared to talk about the merits of vaccination with your doctor or practitioner. “The most important things to discuss with your doctor are the risk of contracting the virus, the risk of severe disease due to comorbidities, and the most current safety data available,” adds Leftwich.