Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.
Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN explains research across the United States shows that the COVID-19 vaccines are very safe during pregnancy and supports the efficacy from the initial clinical trials. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine protects you and your baby.
In my own institution and others around the country, we have been following pregnant people, who have received COVID-19 vaccines over time to make sure that they were safe to make sure that they were efficacious. And to really understand if there were any side effects or any kinds of concerning issues, and we’ve seen no data to suggest that that is true. In fact, we’ve seen that these vaccines are very safe during pregnancy and our data support the initial clinical trials that showed that the vaccines were safe in the more general population.