The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a list of recommendations of people who are to receive COVID-19 vaccinations in the first phase of distribution. At the top of that list are healthcare employees, a population that consists of over 300,000 pregnant or lactating women.
Are these women safe for vaccination?
The FDA says the answer is “yes” — most of the time. As stated in the EUA, pregnant and lactating women are advised to discuss their options with a licensed healthcare provider to figure out which choice is suitable for their specific situation.
According to Linda O’Neal Eckert, MD, a professor in the Women’s Health Division of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Washington, she feels “strongly that women should be able to have a conversation with their provider about the benefit-risk ratio. Many women may choose that the benefit of being protected from COVID-19 outweighs the risk.”
Ken Park MD PLLC is a certified internal medicine physician in McKinney, Texas, ready to provide clients with the tools and information they need to make informed decisions about their health and wellness.
Our telemedicine services in Texas are always available to those who require consultations but don’t want to risk their safety and security by having to leave the house.