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Can I get the COVID-19 vaccine booster if I am pregnant?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, Certified Nurse Midwife explains that pregnant people are at increased risk of getting sick with COVID-19. Booster shots are recommended to provide extra protection during pregnancy. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.

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We’re recommending boosters for pregnant people at any trimester and including in the six weeks postpartum. And, that really, again, has to do with creating protection for an extra protection, for people that are most vulnerable and most at risk. So, the extra protection is for the pregnant person themselves, but additionally, getting a booster in pregnancy means passing more antibodies onto your baby.

This information is shared for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. The views expressed are those of the featured medical professional and reflect information available to that professional at time of filming. Always consult a health care provider for any personal health decisions. Click here for vaccine FAQs from the CDC.

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