CDC Urges Pregnant Women to Get Covid Vaccine


Is urging all pregnant women to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. His correspondent Ben Thomas. The CDC recommendations echoes recent guidance from top obstetrician groups and comes as hospitals in coronavirus hot spots around the country are seeing greater numbers of unvaccinated mothers to be seriously ill. With the virus. Expectant women run a higher risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications from covid 19, including miscarriages and stillbirths. But CDC data show their vaccination rates are low, with only about 23% having received at least one dose. The agency had previously encouraged pregnant women to consider vaccination. But CDC director Dr Rochelle Walensky now says it has never been more urgent.

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