Pregnant? It’s safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine

In a recent article by the Austin American-Statesman, ARC physician, Dr. Rose Chang-Jackson, Ob/Gyn, joined other local doctors encouraging pregnant women to go ahead and get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pregnant women are considered in the 1B priority group due to additional risks associated with being pregnant.

“The immune system is more suppressed by pregnancy,” said Dr. Chang-Jackson. “[Pregnant patients] are more likely to get sick, and when they do, it can be more severe.”

Vaccine benefits baby and mom

A recent study published by the American Journal of Obstestrics & Gynecology found pregnant and breastfeeding women who were vaccinated created a good antibody response to the vaccine. In addition, babies of vaccinated women had immunity that transferred through the placenta and breast milk.

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