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.
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.