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Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine booster if I’m pregnant?

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

Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN, affirms that the COVID-19 vaccine booster is safe at any trimester during pregnancy and helps to increase protection from serious complications. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.

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The CDC is recommending that all adults receive the COVID booster vaccine. And additionally, we are also recommending our patients who are pregnant to also receive the COVID booster vaccines.
And for me it’s super important, not only as a health care provider but because I’m also pregnant and want to make sure that my pregnancy is as safe as possible.

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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