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Is it safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the first trimester?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, Certified Nurse Midwife affirms that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe in the first trimester. This is no increased risk of miscarriage. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.


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We have studies that show that there is absolutely not any increased risk or any relationship between getting the COVID vaccine and a risk for miscarriage. So, it is definitely safe to get in the first trimester. We know that just the sooner one can get it in their pregnancy, the more time they have to develop those antibodies to pass those antibodies onto their babies.

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