We recently have received communications from the Maryland Department of Health and from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists regarding whether pregnant women should become vaccinated:
ACOG stated that “pregnant patients with COVID-19 are at increased risk of more severe illness compared with non pregnant peers.”
“These data indicate an increased risk of ICU admission, need for mechanical ventilation and ventilatory support (ECMO), and death reported in pregnant women with symptomatic COVID-19 infection, when compared with symptomatic non-pregnant women.” “ACOG recommends that COVID-19 vaccines should not be withheld from pregnant individuals who meet criteria for vaccination.”
Considering the relative safety of the vaccine compared with the much greater short-term and unknown long term risks of the virus, we recommend you do what we did, Get Vaccinated!
We are working to be able to provide the vaccine in our office. Until that is available, we recommend you get the vaccine as it becomes available wherever you can.