Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19 When You are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

The best thing you can do as an expectant mom or mom to a newborn is to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Even if you are otherwise healthy, being pregnant and unvaccinated increases your chances of having complications related to COVID-19.

We spoke to Virginia Premier member Devenice Carr, who was vaccinated while she was pregnant to protect herself and her baby. She is eager to share her story with you.

Here are some of the health benefits of getting vaccinated for you and your baby:

  • It will significantly reduce your likelihood of becoming very sick and needing to be hospitalized.
  • It will significantly reduce your likelihood of having pregnancy complications.
  • If you’re pregnant, antibodies from getting the vaccine passes to your baby in the womb to help protect your baby.
  • If you’re breastfeeding, antibodies from the vaccine pass through your milk to the baby to help protect your baby.

Virginia Premier cares about your health and well-being, and we’re excited for this next chapter in your life.

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