CLEVELAND — Dr. Carli Lehr is a pulmonologist with Cleveland Clinic and just gave birth to a baby boy. Like many other health care workers, she made the decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine when it was first offered back in December, while she was still pregnant.
It's a decision many women are struggling to make. Thousands of pregnant women already received the vaccine and their experiences are being researched. So far, preliminary data shows the vaccine is safe and some studies show it's even transferring antibodies to the fetus.
But there's also a lot of misinformation to contend with.
We know COVID is a serious risk to pregnant women, especially those with underlying health issues. Women need to have a conversation with their doctors about whether the vaccine is right for them.
There’s been a lot of concern among pregnant women on whether or not to get the COVID vaccine. Studies are ongoing but data is still limited. The CDC says the vaccine should be made available to pregnant women, and the World Health Organization recommends women in high risk professions should get it, such as healthcare workers.
In the latest episode of "Health Yeah! with Monica Robins" podcast, Monica talks to two Cleveland Clinic Doctors. Dr. Tosin Goje is an OB/GYN and infectious disease specialist and Dr. Carli Lehr is a pulmonologist specializing in lung transplantation.
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