Some pregnant women concerned about whether to get the COVID-19 vaccine

DELAWARE- There is a common question on whether or not it is safe for pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Infectious Disease Physician, Dr. Bill Chasanov, at Beebe Healthcare, said there is a newer type of science and technology used in the Pzifer and Moderna vaccine.

When doing vaccine trials, the effects of pregnancy weren’t really being looked it.

But with the guidance of multiple health organizations, there’s a common theme on how pregnant women should go about this question.

“What is comes down to is that if you are pregnant, you have questions about the vaccine, you really need to talk to your physician provider to really assess the risks and the benefit of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Dr. Chasanov said.

We are told pregnancy was not included as some of the inclusion criteria for over 70,000 people in both of the vaccine trials.

But while there aren’t exact on answers on if the vaccines are safe for these women- Dr. Chasanov said that may change in the future with more studies being done.

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