Yes, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe. In clinical trials, less than 1% of patients had a serious reaction.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Immunization, Infectious Disease, and Public Health Preparedness Expert Work Group has stated to the FDA:
“COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination based on ACIP-recommended priority groups.”
“COVID-19 vaccines should be offered to lactating individuals similar to non-lactating individuals when they meet criteria for receipt of the vaccine based on prioritization groups outlined by the ACIP.”
The mRNA vaccines are not live virus vaccines. These vaccines do not enter the nucleus and do not alter human DNA in vaccine recipients. As a result, mRNA vaccines cannot cause any genetic changes in adults, children, or a fetus.
There are no adjuvants (additives) or preservatives added to the vaccine. Reports of allergic reactions have tended to happen to patients who have severe allergies to multiple allergens and are required to carry epinephrine at all times.