Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN and Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN explain during pregnancy your immune system is working overtime, which can make you more vulnerable to COVID-19 if infected. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.
Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, MPH, Registered Nurse and Researcher: Pregnancy is a condition that, by definition, causes immunosuppression. Your immune system is already working overtime to keep you and your baby safe.
Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN: During pregnancy, the body has particular changes that might actually make you more susceptible to respiratory infections. And, so, patients who are pregnant can actually develop more severe infections of COVID-19.