CDC strengthens COVID-19 vaccine recommendations for pregnant people

If you’re pregnant you may be wondering whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently strengthened its vaccine recommendation for pregnant people.  

COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for all people ages 12 and older, including people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future. 

Pregnant and recently pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 than people who are not pregnant. Fortunately, severe illness from COVID-19 during pregnancy can be avoided by getting fully vaccinated.  In recent weeks, infections among those who are pregnant have been increasing. With the combination of low rates of vaccinations in pregnant people, the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant, and the higher risk of complications from COVID-19 during pregnancy —it’s important to protect yourself if you are pregnant.  

To read more about COVID-19 vaccination before or during pregnancy, visit the Oregon Vaccine News blog

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