Dr. Regan Theiler – What pregnant and breastfeeding women should know about COVID-19 vaccine
Pregnant women are at an increased risk for serious illness from COVID-19. "Compared to nonpregnant women who have the same health and age, a COVID-infected woman is about 1.3 to 1.4 times more likely to end up in the hospital when she’s pregnant," says Dr. Regan Theiler, a Mayo Clinic OB-GYN.
Should pregnant and breastfeeding women be vaccinated for COVID-19? While there are limited data about current COVID-19 vaccines in pregnant and breastfeeding patients, there are many questions.
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