The CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday issued its strongest guidance to date urging pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
The guidance comes as more than 250,000 novel coronavirus infections have been reported in pregnant women, including 22,000 hospitalizations, according to the CDC.
A recent study showed no increased risk of miscarriage after at least one dose of Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech.
When a pregnant woman is vaccinated against COVID during pregnancy, these protective effects are transmitted across the placenta in an important way to the baby, who is born protected by antibodies against COVID. Therefore, this means that newborns born to vaccinated pregnant women will be protected at birth by a certain amount of antibodies.