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Dr. Fauci reveals a huge change for pregnant women and the COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Fauci confirms the COVID-19 vaccine is OK for pregnant women.

A nurse gives a shot of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to a pregnant woman.
A nurse gives a shot of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 to a pregnant woman in Montevideo, Uruguay, on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has confirmed that pregnant women should get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Matilde Campodonico, Associated Press

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has confirmed that pregnant women should get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Does Fauci want pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Fauci appeared on NBC News’ “Today” show on Thursday morning, where he talked about the COVID-19 vaccine, among other subjects. During his interview, Fauci suggested that pregnant women are often vulnerable to severe disease from COVID-19, and they should look to get vaccinated.

  • “When pregnant women who are not vaccinated get COVID-19, they get into serious difficulty,” Fauci said. “There’s no question that recommendation had to switch from ‘could’ to ‘should’.”

Does the CDC approve pregnant women getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

Indeed, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that all pregnant women should get the COVID-19 vaccine to stay safe from the coronavirus, as I wrote about for the Deseret News.

According to The Associated Press, pregnant women face a higher risk of severe illness with COVID-19, and expectant mothers have shown to have more COVID-19 complications, including stillbirths and miscarriages.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director for the CDC, said that the COVID-19 vaccine has proven safe for pregnant women, based on the data observed by the CDC.

  • ’’The vaccines are safe and effective, and it has never been more urgent to increase vaccinations as we face the highly transmissible delta variant and see severe outcomes from COVID-19 among unvaccinated pregnant people,” Walensky said.

What is the CDC data on pregnant women and the COVID-19 vaccine?

Indeed, CDC data show that 2,500 women did not have any increased risk of miscarriages after they had one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines by the 20-week mark into their pregnancy, according to The Associated Press.

In fact, those patients had a 13% miscarriage rate, which is close to the national average, per The Associated Press.