CDC Urges Pregnant Women To Get Vaccine As Covid Deaths in Expectant Moms Increase
During a pandemic, pregnancy can be even more stressful. Many pregnant women have been hesitant to get vaccinated for Covid-19 due to not being sure if the vaccine is safe for their unborn baby. Some women are scared about having a miscarriage or other health problems as a result of getting the vaccine.
The CDC wants to reassure pregnant women that the Covid-19 vaccine is safe to take while pregnant. In fact, the CDC recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated.
Preliminary: New CDC study found no increased risk of miscarriage after #COVID19 vaccination during early pregnancy. These findings can help inform discussions about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy between pregnant people & healthcare providers: https://t.co/pBVlI6STf8 pic.twitter.com/kruX8OJvyl
— CDC (@CDCgov) August 11, 2021
According to the most recent update by the CDC, “Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with non-pregnant people.” However, there is good news. “There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men” and “getting a COVID-19 vaccine can protect you from severe illness from COVID-19.”
Watch the video below to learn more about vaccine hesitancy among pregnant women and why this is concerning to medical professionals.
Do you know anyone who is pregnant and hesitant to get vaccinated? Do you think the updated information from the CDC will reassure more pregnant women that it’s safe for them to get vaccinated?