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Maternal COVID vaccinations are safe for newborns — new study

A large population-based study published in JAMA confirms the safety of maternal COVID-19 vaccinations, showing vaccinated mothers contribute to a lower incidence of adverse neonatal outcomes, such as lower mortality rates and reduced risks of conditions like intracranial hemorrhage and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. This further supports the benefits of vaccinating pregnant individuals with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

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COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy – the CDC now recommends it

The CDC endorses the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant individuals based on a study showing no significant safety concerns. Research involving 35,691 pregnant participants found typical vaccination symptoms and no evidence of increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The findings suggest the vaccine’s efficacy and safety during pregnancy, reinforcing its importance for maternal and fetal health.

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Pregnant women who get the COVID vaccine have better outcomes

Another large study has been published that adds to the body of evidence that pregnant women who received had the COVID-19 vaccine have better outcomes for themselves and their babies. As I have written so many times, the COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for pregnant women.

As you can predict, I’m here to write about that article so that you have it ready when you need to convince a friend, a partner, a family member, or even yourself that getting the COVID-19 vaccine is the right and best thing to do when pregnant.

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Two studies show that COVID vaccines are safe during pregnancy

I know that I’ve been written a lot about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy and how dangerous COVID-19 is to pregnant women. But it is important that we remind everyone that these COVID-19 vaccines are safe during pregnancy, and two new studies reiterate that.

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 vaccination rate amongst pregnant women still lags other groups – 25% of mothers-to-be have gotten one during their pregnancy. Rates are even lower for Latina and Black expectant mothers, at 22% and 15%, respectively, compared with 27% of white and 35% of expectant mothers. Given the dangers of COVID-19 to pregnant women and the developing fetus, these are frightening low numbers.

Let’s take a look at these studies that confirm the safety profile of these COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy.

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