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The COVID-19 Vaccine is Safe in Any Trimester

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN, Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN and Eva Goodfriend Reaño, Certified Nurse Midwife affirm that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe at any trimester during pregnancy. There is no increased risk of miscarriage. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.

 

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Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN: What I try to explain to patients is that the vaccine is safe and at any trimester in their pregnancy.

Eva Goodfriend-Reano, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife: There is absolutely not any increased risk or any relationship between getting the COVID vaccine and a risk for miscarriage.

Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN: The truth is you’re more vulnerable when you’re pregnant, waiting till after you have the baby, it’s actually putting yourself in more harm you and the baby and more harm’s way, because you are actually more at risk while you’re pregnant.

Monica McLemore, PhD, RN, MPH, Registered Nurse and Researcher: You want your immune system protecting you and your baby. You don’t want it having to fight off something else. It is important that it is serving its essential function during pregnancy, which is to help keep you and your baby healthy.

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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