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Commentary: Moms-to-be and new moms, don’t delay on COVID-19 vaccines to protect you and your babies

Daily Pilot, Dec. 10, 2021 (Opinion)

December 10, 2021

Commentary: Moms-to-be and new moms, don’t delay on COVID-19 vaccines to protect you and your babies

Katherine Chiu, [assistant clinical professor] at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care writes, “We’re urging anyone who is pregnant, who is planning to soon become pregnant or who have babies in their care, to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible, for them and their babies’ well-being. For those with newborns: If you delayed being vaccinated during your pregnancy, please do so now, while lactating, to protect both you and your baby.”