CDC shows data on vaccine effectiveness during pregnancy

Devastating realities for pregnant women who have been diagnosed with COVID while carrying their unborn child. Data showing the COVID-19 infection can cause severe pregnancy complications like pre-term delivery or even still births.

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) –Devastating realities for pregnant women who have been diagnosed with COVID while carrying their unborn child. Data showing the COVID-19 infection can cause severe pregnancy complications like pre-term delivery or even still births.

It’s a big reason doctors are recommending women get the vaccine. In fact, a new study presented by the CDC indicates just how much those shots could help.

“The study found that COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy was 61% protective. Meaning that babies less than six months old whose mothers were vaccinated were 61% less likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19,” Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman with the CDC said.

Keeping her family safe and her future children protected was the exact reason Dr. Traci Lynn Hirai, who is an OBGYN, got her COVID vaccine the second it became available to her. Even despite some people’s initial fears that the vaccine might cause infertility.

“Now I have a healthy baby that hopefully has some antibodies as well. So, I think at the timing of everything kind of worked,” Dr. Hirai said.

Doctors say there is no data to support the fear of infertility but there are cases to prove the dangers mothers and their unborn babies could face if they contract COVID.

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