UCI News

CDC issues urgent health advisory strongly recommending pregnant people get vaccinated against COVID

KTLA, Oct. 1, 2021 (Video)

October 1, 2021

CDC issues urgent health advisory strongly recommending pregnant people get vaccinated against COVID

UCI Health maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Jennifer Jolley discusses the CDC’s Covid vaccine guidance for pregnant women with KTLA. Dr. Jolley and UCI Health colleagues recently published a study that found that COVID-19-positive mothers-to-be were six times more likely to end up in the intensive care unit and 14 times more likely to be intubated compared with pregnant women who didn’t have the virus. (starts 1:22)