Final week, the CDC put out a name urging expecting ladies to get vaccinated against COVID-19, as hospitals in scorching spots across the U.S. see disturbing numbers of unvaccinated pregnant ladies significantly unwell with the virus.(*3*)
(*3*)In line with the CDC, solely 23% of pregnant ladies have gotten a COVID shot as of July 31, despite the fact that pregnant ladies are extra weak to extreme COVID infections.
Within the largest research of its type, a crew of College of California-San Francisco researchers confirmed that pregnant ladies contaminated with COVID are 40% extra prone to have a untimely child. And for very untimely births, fewer than 32 weeks, the danger elevated to 60%.
The decision to get them vaccinated got here after an evaluation on new security data of 2,500 ladies confirmed no elevated dangers of miscarriage for individuals who obtained at the very least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine earlier than 20 weeks of being pregnant.
Usually, as of Aug. 23, the CDC reported that 201.7 million folks have obtained at the very least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Of these, 171.1 million, or over half, are absolutely vaccinated.
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