The World Health Organization is advising pregnant women not to take either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, unless they are at high risk of exposure or of a severe case of the disease. Pregnant women weren’t included in the clinical trials.

However, the WHO doesn’t recommend pregnancy testing before getting the shot or delaying getting pregnant after the shot. On the other hand, they gave their approval for the vaccine to breastfeeding mothers.

In a slight variation to the WHO’s recommendations, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that it’s OK to get the vaccine if you’re pregnant and want it.

From “Wall Street Journal” 01.27.2021