Doctor addresses vaccine hesitancy among pregnant women as delta variant cases surge

The CDC data also showed that the vaccine did not increase the risk of miscarriage.

News 12 Staff

Aug 13, 2021, 9:34 PM

Updated 1,011 days ago

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now encouraging pregnant people and those trying to get pregnant to get vaccinated. 
It says extensive research shows that getting the shot is not harmful to mothers or their children.
At NYC Health + Hospitals/Kings County, Dr. Natalie Ohly says she often gets questions about the vaccine from her patients. 
She is encouraging pregnant people and those looking to get pregnant to get the shot. She says contracting the virus could be worse. 
“There are some associations between COVID infection during pregnancy and preterm delivery,” said Dr. Ohly. 
New mom Risa Bochner says she got her shot as soon as she could. Pregnant people can get the shot at any time during pregnancy, according to Dr. Ohly. 
Bochner says her delivery was uncomplicated and she felt more at ease. Medical experts say the vaccine could possibly protect the fetus. 
The vaccine is available at the hospital and staff members are urging people to get it now, as coronavirus cases rise with the delta variant.
The CDC data also showed that the vaccine did not increase the risk of miscarriage.


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