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If I’m planning to get pregnant, should I get the COVID vaccine?

Health care workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Edith Bracho Sanchez, MD explains that the COVID vaccines can provide protection to pregnant people and their babies.

If you’re thinking you might get pregnant soon, go get the COVID-19 vaccine right now. We know it is safe in women who are hoping to conceive soon. And then you’ll be protected through your pregnancy. And not only that, you might actually protect your baby, you might be passing some antibodies through the placenta to your baby. So, protection through pregnancy and protection for your baby, which I think is so amazing. So why not? If you’re thinking about it, go get it today.

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