We know this is an uncertain time, and we are here to help! Please speak to your care team if you have any questions.

In the two videos below, our Ob/Gyn specialists answer common questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility, and the COVID-19 vaccine for people who are breastfeeding.

Dr. Ebony Carter, MD, MPH, talks about the COVID-19 vaccine and fertility, and explains where the idea that the vaccine could impact fertility came from.
Dr. Jeannie Kelly, MD, MS, talks about if there are risks to getting the COVID-19 vaccine while breastfeeding, and what the benefits may be.

Pregnant or breastfeeding?
See our decision guide to the COVID-19 vaccine (PDF) »

In addition to discussing any concerns with your care team, we recommend the CDC website for reliable, up-to-date guidelines for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding or caring for young children.

Appointments, virtual visits and visitor policy

Your health is very important to us! Please make responsible choices to protect yourself, your physicians, and other patients. For the latest COVID-19 guidance, visit the CDC website

  • Our specialists offer virtual virtual visits, which allow you to meet with your care team using video chat on your phone, tablet or computer. To make an appointment, you can call the physician’s office or, if you are an existing patient, you can also request a visit through MyChart.
  • If your appointment is in person, please see the visitor policy. Washington University clinics and BJC HealthCare facilities have placed restrictions on visitors for both inpatient stays and outpatient appointments.
  • If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please contact your physician’s office before coming to your appointment.
  • To reduce your time in the office for your appointment, you may be asked to complete forms electronically before your visit.
  • Please continue to check MyChart for important physician updates.

Getting the vaccine

Our hospital partner, BJC, is offering COVID-19 vaccines at multiple locations in the St. Louis region.