Are COVID-19 Vaccines Safe During Pregnancy? w/ Dr. Fauci & WTEP

The short answer: Yes — and it’s also safe to get a COVID-19 vaccine if you’re #breastfeeding or trying to conceive.

Every mom-to-be wants to have the healthiest #pregnancy possible. During the #COVID19 pandemic, that has meant wearing a mask, avoiding crowds and social distancing — and now, getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

If you’re feeling scared or anxious about getting #vaccinated while you’re pregnant (or thinking of getting pregnant, or breastfeeding), that’s completely understandable — we’ve never experienced something like COVID-19 in our lifetimes, and every parent just wants what’s best for their child. But that’s why @whattoexpect creator and @whattoexpectproject founder, Heidi Murkoff recently sat down with Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Chief Medical Advisor to the President, and a leader on the White House COVID-19 Response Team. Heidi Murkoff peppered #DrFauci with the most pressing questions from parents.

Health officials and experts from the CDC, ACOG and SMFM are all urging #pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine, pointing to data that show the #vaccines are safe and effective. On the other hand, there are serious risks to not getting vaccinated: Pregnant women and their babies have a far greater risk of hospitalization and intubation, as well as preterm birth and other complications. Despite these risks, about two-thirds of pregnant women in the United States remain unvaccinated. #maternalhealth #covid19 #breastfeeding #pregnant

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