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.
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.