Medical officials are urging pregnant women to get vaccinated

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — As the Delta variant continues to surge across the nation, medical officials are urging pregnant women to get the vaccine against COVID-19, without delay.

Unvaccinated pregnant women have an increased risk of premature birth or even pregnancy loss if they contract COVID-19.

The Alabama Department of Public Health Assistant State Health Officer, Dr. Karen Landers says it’s important for pregnant women to get vaccinated, and that the vaccine will not negatively affect pregnancies.

“We look at the safety data that is already available through the CDC’s monitoring of pregnant
women who have taken the COVID-19 vaccine indicates that there have not been adverse pregnancy outcomes,” Landers said.

Landers also says that the infant of any vaccinated pregnant women will have some immunity to COVID-19.

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