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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 Vaccines & Boosters!

COVID vaccines are now available for everyone 6 months and older. To keep up protection, boosters are recommended for adults and children ages 5 and up. Click here for the latest from the CDC about staying up-to-date with your vaccine, including boosters.

Vaccination is safe, effective and the best way to protect you and your loved ones. COVID vaccines and boosters are FREE for everyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status.