Officials Advise Pregnant Women to Stay Away From the Moderna Vaccine

The World Health Organization is Advising Pregnant Women To Not Get The Moderna Vaccine. But Tri-State Doctors Say to Consult with your Health Care Provider First.

Posted: Jan 28, 2021 3:20 PM
Updated: Jan 28, 2021 3:39 PM

As more people prepare to get their dose of the vaccine in the Tri-State, the feeling of relief is in the air.

But, for pregnant women, it's just the opposite.

The World Health Organization is advising pregnant women to steer clear of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine.

"They have a higher chance of getting sicker, higher chance of being incubated in the ICU, and higher chance of death," says Tri-State Perinatology Dr. Kuber.

This comes after new research that shows clinical trials of the vaccine were not performed on pregnant women.

However, 46 women got pregnant during the trials, and they were okay.

The CDC and the World Health Organization both agree pregnant women who are at high risk or front-line workers should get the vaccine.

"The benefits of the vaccine and the protection that it offers, does outweigh those potential very very small risk," said Kuber.

Dr.Kuper with Tri-State Perinatology is advising all women who are currently pregnant, to speak with their health care provider before making any decisions.

"We're ready to talk with you, we've done countless hours of research, of reading, of talking to our colleagues across the country," Dr. Kuber said.

Pregnancy puts the respiratory system at risk, and with the coronavirus causing breathing difficulties, the vaccine may be a step in the right direction.

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