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Doctors and a Buffalo mom recommend those who are pregnant get the Covid-19 vaccine

The Buffalo News, Sept. 8, 2021

September 8, 2021

Doctors and a Buffalo mom recommend those who are pregnant get the Covid-19 vaccine

In a large-scale study of more than 870,000 women in the U.S. who became pregnant during the pandemic, researchers with the UCI Medical Center and Centers for Advanced Analytics in Chicago reported last month that percentages of more immediate complications remained small in both pregnant women who were vaccinated and unvaccinated. Still, they found that those who contracted the virus were six times more likely to be admitted to intensive care during pregnancy; 14 times more likely to suffer respiratory failure and need mechanical ventilation; and 15 times more likely to die, according to a study first reported in JAMA Open Network.