Pregnant? It’s safe to get the COVID-19 vaccine

In a recent article by the Austin American-Statesman, ARC physician, Dr. Rose Chang-Jackson, Ob/Gyn, joined other local doctors encouraging pregnant women to go ahead and get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Pregnant women are considered in the 1B priority group due to additional risks associated with being pregnant.

“The immune system is more suppressed by pregnancy,” said Dr. Chang-Jackson. “[Pregnant patients] are more likely to get sick, and when they do, it can be more severe.”

Vaccine benefits baby and mom

A recent study published by the American Journal of Obstestrics & Gynecology found pregnant and breastfeeding women who were vaccinated created a good antibody response to the vaccine. In addition, babies of vaccinated women had immunity that transferred through the placenta and breast milk.

Don’t wait to book your COVID-19 vaccine

ARC makes it easy to book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. Book your appointment today.

Tags: pregnancy, COVID-19

More on this Topic

Can fully vaccinated people still get COVID-19?

Breakthrough COVID-19 cases are occurring in our community, but illness is mild for those fully vaccinated. Read who is susceptible and what precautions you can take.

Can straining to go when pregnant hurt the baby?

Pregnancy and constipation often go hand-in-hand. Dr. Zachary Hamilton assures, “Straining won’t harm the baby.” Learn more.

ARC begins COVID-19 vax trial for children 6 mos-11 yrs

ARC Clinical Research is enrolling children under 12 in a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine trials beginning June 7. Learn more about the trial.

ARC Pediatrician touts safety of COVID-19 vaccine for kids

“During the Pfizer trial, there were zero cases of COVID-19 among fully vaccinated kids. That’s outstanding,” says Dr. Suhag, ARC Pediatrician

ARC Pediatrician on the benefits of COVID-19 vaccine for kids

“The best way to ensure that your kids don’t get sick or spread COVID to others is to get vaccinated,” ARC Pediatrician Dr. Suhag.