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By Dena Vang 

4 Things to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines and Pregnancy

 

September 30, 2021



As cases of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus continue to raise concerns across the United States, doctors and public health officials are urging pregnant and breastfeeding mothers to get vaccinated. Here are four things pregnant women need to know about COVID-19 vaccines.

Pregnancy is a risk factor for having severe COVID-19 illness.

Pregnant women are at a higher risk of hospitalization and getting severely ill from COVID-19 than non-pregnant women. Pregnancy causes changes in the body that make women more susceptible to respiratory viruses such as the one referred to as COVID-19....



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