- Be aware the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends urgent action to increase COVID-19 vaccination among people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future.
- Be aware the CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination outweigh known or potential risks.
- Healthcare providers should strongly recommend that people who are pregnant, recently pregnant (including those who are lactating), who are trying to become pregnant now, or who might become pregnant in the future receive one of the authorized or approved COVID-19 vaccines as soon as possible.
- Be aware that national data show there are racial and ethnic disparities in vaccination coverage for pregnant people.
- Be aware that in addition to the risks of severe illness and death for pregnant and recently pregnant people, COVID disease poses an increased risk for adverse pregnancy and neonatal outcomes, including preterm birth and admission of their neonate(s) to an intensive care unit (ICU) and other adverse pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth.
- Read the full Health Action Network https://emergency.cdc.gov/han/2021/han00453.asp
- Read the CDC Media Statement on Pregnancy Health Advisory, released September 29, 2021 https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0929-pregnancy-health-advisory.html
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- SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and variants in Washington
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