Study: 17,000 lactating, pregnant women show vaccine is safe

August 17, 2021

Study: 17,000 lactating, pregnant women show vaccine is safe

Less than one in four pregnant women in the U.S. are vaccinated against COVID-19, according to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new UW Medicine study hopes to quell the fears of many expecting women, by analyzing the experiences of more than 17,000 pregnant and lactating individuals who received the COVID-19 vaccine.

To date, more than 20,000 women have now contributed surveys to the registry for which the study is based on, and new respondents are still being accepted. [Register here.]

[Read more about the study in our related blog post.]

In downloadable video assets, the study’s lead author Dr. Alisa Kachikis and UW Medicine Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Dr. Linda Eckert explain how the COVID-19 vaccine protects pregnant women, and why now is a vital time to pursue a first dose.


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