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Is the COVID-19 vaccine recommended during pregnancy?

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN, affirms that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe at any trimester during pregnancy. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.

 

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Absolutely, whenever I have a chance to talk to my patients when they’re coming in for prenatal care visits, we talk about the importance of receiving the vaccine, so that they can protect themselves and their families as well.

The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and The Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine are recommending that all pregnant patients, no matter what trimester they are in, receive the COVID vaccines.

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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