The COVID-19 vaccines are strongly recommended for people who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or might become pregnant in the future!

One of the best ways to protect yourself and others is to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Research has shown that the vaccine is safe and effective in protecting people from serious illness and hospitalization due to COVID-19.

March of Dimes is committed to educating and advocating for life-saving immunizations that keep moms and babies healthy. 

Unfortunately, many children in the U.S. don’t have access to routine immunizations. The vaccine gap disproportionately affects kids who are uninsured, Black, Hispanic or living below the poverty level.


The COVID-19 pandemic has only made access harder, and stopped kids from getting their series of safe, recommended vaccines. We’re determined to #ClosetheGap—and you can help.



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Help Protect Your Baby with Vaccines

Vaccinations help protect your baby and others from harmful diseases. Learn about the vaccinations recommended by the CDC and get answers to your questions about vaccines.

Catch-Up on Missed Appointments and Vaccines for Your Baby

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children missed check-ups and recommended childhood vaccinations. CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommend that every child continues to receive recommended vaccinations. Talk to your health care provider or local health department about getting children caught up on well-child visits and routine childhood vaccinations.

Your Family May Be Eligible for No Cost Vaccines

Many children are eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program and can receive vaccines at no cost from participating health care providers. The VFC program helps ensure that all children have a better chance of getting their recommended vaccinations on schedule.


ON VACCINE KNOWLEDGE by educating moms on routine vaccine recommendations and where they can get them

ON VACCINE TRUST by enlisting local and trusted voices for community conversations

ON #VACCINEEQUITY by advocating for vaccine access for all families