Even if children have already had COVID-19, they should still receive the vaccine once they have recovered from the illness.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine all recommend pregnant people get vaccinated against COVID-19.
While your child’s original vaccine continues to protect them against severe illness and death, it will wear off a bit over time. A booster shot provides extra protection against COVID-19.
As new parents, you get to decide if unvaccinated family members can visit your newborn and what precautions they should take.
In clinical trials, the COVID‑19 vaccine was found to be safe, well-tolerated and produced a strong antibody response in children.