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Do pregnant people need a COVID-19 vaccine?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN, explains that being vaccinated against COVID-19 helps to keep both you and your baby safe. Not only are pregnant people more vulnerable to serious complications from COVID-19, but infection is also associated with preterm birth. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.

 

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We know that during the pandemic, it is risky to be pregnant because, if you are pregnant and you contract COVID-19, you’re about six times more likely to be admitted to the ICU and you’re about four times more likely to have a baby that comes too early. So, what we want to do to decrease that risk is get you vaccinated.

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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Everyone 12 and up should receive a booster shot after their primary vaccine series. A two-dose primary vaccine is approved for children 5-11.

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