Experts urge pregnant people to get vaccinated as new data show COVID-19 drastically increases the risks of death and pre-term birth

Women with COVID-19 were also about 40% more likely to deliver prematurely. Study co-author Dr. Jennifer Jolley, an associate professor in UCI Medical Center’s OB/GYN department, told the LA Times the stats align with what clinicians are seeing on the ground. She said she wants her pregnant patients “to get the vaccine as soon as they can moving forward, for their health and for the health of their family.”