COVID-19 vaccines not tied to birth defects, miscarriage

2021-09-24

Data from 1,613 pregnant women vaccinated against COVID-19 in their second or third trimester showed the vaccine was not associated with a higher risk of birth defects or miscarriage, says CDC Medical Officer Christine Olson. Another researcher, Dr. Elyse Kharbanda of the HealthPartners Institute, found no link between COVID-19 vaccines and stillbirths in a study that tracked pregnant, vaccinated women in the CDC's Vaccine Safety Datalink database.

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