Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, explains when you are pregnant your immune system is already working overtime to keep you and your baby safe, so you are more vulnerable to infection. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.
And your immune system is already working overtime to keep you and your baby safe. We don’t want it busy having to work on something else. And, so, for me, it, I always try to explain to patients you want your immune system protecting you and your baby. You don’t want it having to fight off something else. It is important that it is serving its essential function during pregnancy, which is to help keep you and your baby healthy.