The circulation of highly contagious variants, the low vaccine uptake among pregnant women, and the increased risk of severe illness and pregnancy complications related to COVID-19 infection among pregnant women make vaccination for the pregnant population and their partners more urgent than ever. From March 2020 through September 2021, more than 4,400 women in Kansas were reported to have experienced a COVID-19 infection while pregnant.
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to get pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future.
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Caption: Pregnant or trying to conceive? COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective & offer the best protection against COVID-19 for you & your baby. There is no evidence these or other vaccines cause fertility problems in women or men. Talk to your doctor or learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html
Caption: Are you pregnant, recently pregnant – including those who are breastfeeding – or trying to become pregnant? The benefits of COVID-19 vaccination outweigh known or potential risks. Do not delay. Get a COVID-19 vaccine today. Find yours at vaccines.gov
Caption: 2 in 3 pregnant women remain unvaccinated & unprotected against severe illness, pregnancy complications & death from COVID-19. Protect yourself & your baby from COVID-19. Talk to your doctor or visit vaccines.gov
Caption: Pregnant people with COVID-19 are also at increased risk for: severe illness, preterm birth, preeclampsia, excessive bleeding or clotting and stillbirth. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective & offer the best protection for you & your baby. Find your vaccine provider today: vaccines.gov
Caption: Millions of people – including pregnant people – have safely received a COVID-19 vaccine. Do not delay! Talk to your health care provider or learn more: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/pregnancy.html
Caption: If you are pregnant or are trying to conceive, make sure you are receiving prenatal care, including a COVID-19 vaccine. If you feel like you are having any symptoms of COVID-19, seek care as soon as possible.