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Your COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Your Baby Too

Healthcare workers answer questions about the COVID-19 vaccines.

Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN, Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN and Eva Goodfriend Reaño, Certified Nurse Midwife explain that the antibodies or defenses provided by the COVID-19 vaccine also protect the baby during pregnancy.


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Eva Goodfriend-Reaño, CNM, Certified Nurse Midwife: When pregnant people get the COVID vaccine those protections pass through the placenta. So, it means that newborn babies that are born to pregnant people that get the vaccine are protected when they’re born.

Joia Crear-Perry, MD, OB/GYN: If you’re thinking about what can I do to really be healthy, because I’m nervous about COVID and I want my baby to be healthy and I want to be healthy, the vaccine is the best way for you and your baby to be healthy.

Yolanda Tinajero, MD, OB/GYN: And, for me, it’s super important, not only as a healthcare 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.

Stay up to date with your COVID vaccine, including boosters!

COVID vaccines are safe and effective for everyone ages 6 months and older.

Immunity wanes over time. Keep up your protection against COVID by getting boosted when eligible.

Updated (bivalent) boosters are now available for adults and children 6 months and older.