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.
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.