The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that pregnant women get vaccinated against COVID-19, the agency's director said Friday, U.S. News & World Report reported.
CDC director Rochelle Walensky noted the latest safety data in her recommendation that analyzed data from more than 35,600 pregnant women who reported their health status to the CDC between December and February following vaccination with either a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
According to the analysis published in the NEJM, side effects reported by pregnant women, including fever and headache, were similar to those who were vaccinated while not pregnant. Additionally, there were no safety concerns for women getting inoculated in their third trimesters nor for their babies.
The CDC has said that evidence shows pregnant women are at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection.
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