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CDC urges pregnant women to get the COVID vaccine; says the benefits outweigh the risks

The CDC is urging women to get the COVID-19 vaccine if they are pregnant, recently pregnant, or trying to become pregnant.

The suggestion is to get it before or during pregnancy because the benefits outweigh the risks.

So far there have been 125,000 pregnant women during the pandemic with 22,000 hospitalized and 161 dying.


97% of the hospitalized pregnant women testing positive for COVID-19 were unvaccinated.

Only 31% of pregnant women were fully vaccinated in mid-September.

Experts will continue to urge pregnant women to get the vaccine to avoid the complications that can come from being pregnant with COVID.

Some southern states have reported an uptick in stillbirths in women testing positive for COVID when pregnant.



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