If you’re pregnant, you need to seriously consider getting the COVID-19 vaccine. A new study published in the American Medical Association’s JAMA Network Open looked at almost 900,000 women who delivered babies between March 2020 and February 2021, including over 18,000 infected with COVID-19. Pregnant women with COVID-19 were 40 percent more likely to deliver prematurely. They were six times more likely to be admitted into intensive care units and 10 times more likely to die in the hospital. If you are already pregnant, even if you’re far into your pregnancy, the CDC has found no safety concerns for you, or your baby, including no increased risk of miscarriage or infection. Bottom line: The benefits of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women outweigh any known or potential risks.
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