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CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy

On Wednesday the CDC released new data on the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant people and is recommending all people 12 years of age and older get vaccinated against COVID-19.

In the agency’s updated guidance, it stresses that the increased circulation of the highly contagious delta variant, the low vaccine uptake among pregnant people, and the increased risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications related to COVID-19 infection among pregnant people make vaccination for this population more urgent than ever.

In a recent post on the Children’s Mom Docs website, WashU Med high-risk obstetrician Ebony Carter, MD, MPH, explains why she recommends the vaccine to her patients.