Carilion Clinic encourages more pregnant women to get vaccinated

Published: Sep. 21, 2021 at 7:28 PM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Carilion Clinic is encouraging more pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to recent estimates, only 25% of pregnant women have gotten the vaccine. That’s compared to 50% of Americans who are fully vaccinated.

Dr. Jaclyn Nunziato is an OBGYN Physician at Carilion Clinic.

“We know that having COVID-19 while you’re pregnant increases your risk of having serious complications to you and your baby and can cause immediate harm,” Nunziato said. “We also know that receiving the COVID vaccine can help you build a robust response to COVID-19.”

Nunziato said recent studies show women who have received the COVID-19 vaccine have no increased risk of miscarriage, still birth or pre-term deliveries.

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