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Meet Alex

Alex is pregnant and wondering if the vaccine is safe for her baby.


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Get it or Wait?

Alex's Journey

Her baby will be here soon and Alex is nervous about getting vaccinated.

  • Is it safe for her?
  • Is it safe for her baby?
  • Is it better to get the vaccine while pregnant?
  • Is is better to get it while breastfeeding?

Follow Alex as she thinks through these questions and decides what is right for her and her baby.

Alex's Next Chapter!


Watch our townhall meeting on reproductive and vaccine questions.


Covid Myth Crushers logo.Common Myths

MYTH: It's Not Safe for Pregnant Women

UNM Women's Health has been following the COVID-19 data closely. We agree with CDC, ACOG and SMFM that pregnant patients may be at greater risk for serious complications with the virus.

That’s why most women’s health experts feel strongly that the benefits of getting vaccinated outweigh the potential risks of the vaccine—and greatly outweigh the risks of the serious potential complications of COVID-19 infection.

MYTH: The Vaccine Can Cause Pregnancy Complications

The vaccine is not known to cause complications. In fact, pregnant women who get the vaccine are less at risk for severe illness and possible pregnancy complications that can be caused by COVID-19.

MYTH: The Vaccine is Made with Live Virus Particles

The COVID-19 vaccine is NOT made with live virus particles. That means it cannot infect you with COVID-19. The vaccine also cannot make any changes to your DNA.

COVID-19 Vaccine Is Safe for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Patients

Social media is filling with photos of essential workers and seniors who were among the first wave of people in the U.S. to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Now more patients—including pregnant and breastfeeding women—are starting to wonder whether they should get a vaccine when their turn rolls around.

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Special Deliveries

UNM Hospital Experts Can Help You Manage a High-Risk Pregnancy During the Pandemic

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Get a Vaccine

UNM Health will be vaccinating patients at The Pit at the University of New Mexico.
To register for a COVID-19 vaccination, visit The New Mexico Department of Health website.

Schedule Your ShotPit Information

Maternity Services

Our providers want to support you in making your decision about vaccination. Let us know your questions and concerns. If you get the vaccine and experience side effects, we can help you find a safe medication for you and your baby. Learn more about maternity services.


Still Have Questions?

We want you help you make the best decision for you and your baby.
Reach out to us on our COVID-19 Health Hotline, or learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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