Matthew Woodruff

Immunologist: Vaccination against COVID-19 supports a healthy pregnancy by protecting both mother and child

By: - October 13, 2021

The CDC issued an urgent health advisory for those currently pregnant, planning a pregnancy or breastfeeding on Sept. 29, 2021. The statement reiterated the importance of vaccination in preventing severe illness and death resulting from COVID-19. It also highlighted the wide gap in vaccination rates with pregnant people who are less than half as likely to have been vaccinated than a member of the general public.