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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.

 

More FAQ Videos on pregnancy, fertility & the COVID vaccine 

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.

Stay Up-to-Date with Your COVID Vaccines & Boosters!

COVID vaccines are now available for everyone 6 months and older. To keep up protection, boosters are recommended for adults and children ages 5 and up. Click here for the latest from the CDC about staying up-to-date with your vaccine, including boosters.

Vaccination is safe, effective and the best way to protect you and your loved ones. COVID vaccines and boosters are FREE for everyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status. 

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