CDC Alert Aims to Increase COVID Vaccination in Pregnant Women

The CDC yesterday issued an alert recommending urgent action to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among pregnant women, those who have recently been pregnant, and those who are trying to become pregnant. The alert—available here—includes background on the risks and benefits of the vaccine for this population, as well as recommendations for providers.

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