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CDC now pushes pregnant women to get vaccinated claiming that they might easily develop serious Covid-19 condition

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Pine Bluff, Arkansas – Latest data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that pregnant women are prone to developing severe Covid-19 condition and CDC now pushes them to get vaccinated.

The CDC, along with several other organizations including American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and other leading health organizations, already encouraged pregnant women to get vaccinated claiming that the vaccine are safe to use without unwanted effects for them and the babies.

This week, health officials felt the need to speak out again, warning of the alarmingly low rates of vaccination among the pregnant population and high risks of adverse outcomes.

The CDC data shows that only 31% of the pregnant women currently in United States are vaccinated and according to the CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky, that number seems to be very low. What is even more alarming, the vaccination rate among Black and Hispanic women is much lower than the average rate.

Walensky said that a recent CDC study shows that pregnant women are prone to developing serious Covid-19 condition and urged all the pregnant, unvaccinated women to decide and get the shot as soon as possible. “The benefit of vaccination far outweigh any risk to both mom and to baby,” she said.

Furthermore, Walensky added that unvaccinated pregnant women are twice as likely to end up hospitalized compared to non-pregnant people. When it comes to the risk of death, unvaccinated pregnant women are 70% more likely to die as a result of the virus compared to non-pregnant people.

More than 125,000 pregnant people have gotten the virus since the start of the pandemic. Of the 161 deaths, 22 occurred in August.

What is even more alarming according to Walensky is the fact that majority of women decide to remain vaccine hesitant even after pregnancy despite the fact that CDC strongly recommends the vaccine to breastfeeding women claiming that the vaccine won’t affect the mother or the baby.

The advisory was well-merited and very important, said Dr. Ashley Roman, director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine and a professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at New York University Langone Health. “The trends of COVID in pregnant women are very alarming to us and we know that pregnancy in and of itself is a risk factor for severe illness in the mother,” she said.

Women who contract the virus also risk more serious adverse pregnancy outcomes, including preterm birth, stillbirth and admission into the ICU of a newborn also infected with COVID-19.

The CDC is carefully tracking the progress and outcomes of more than 161,000 people who reported being pregnant at the time they received a vaccine. Vaccines are also strongly recommended for people who are trying to become pregnant. Despite rumors that shots affect fertility, the CDC has found no evidence to support the claims.

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