WATCH LIVE: Broward Health doctors on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 while pregnant
Physicians from Broward Health Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs will be joined by a pregnant patient Tuesday to discuss how COVID-19 vaccines protect mothers and their unborn children during pregnancy.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, doctors have seen a rising number of COVID-19 patients who are pregnant in the past several weeks due to the Delta variant and low vaccination rates among pregnant women.
“Broward Health physicians in the COVID unit and in maternity have seen this disparity and are now urging all maternity patients to get vaccinated to help prevent miscarriages, pre-term delivery and significant health challenges for the mother,” a news release from the health system stated.
On Monday, the Food and Drug Administration granted full approval for the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and the CDC and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommend that pregnant and lactating women receive a COVID-19 vaccine.