Despite evidence of safety, vaccine rates in pregnant people continue to lagPlay
Vaccination rates among pregnant people continue to lag behind the national count. According to data from the CDC, only around 40% of pregnant people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, despite growing evidence that the vaccine is safe to get during pregnancy. What makes getting vaccinated such a hard decision for people who are expecting?
We take listener calls with two experts who have designed a training initiative to help medical professionals talk about the coronavirus vaccine with pregnant patients. Our guests are: Daniel Mullin, a clinical psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at UMass Chan Medical School who also directs the Center for Integrated Primary Care at UMass; and Dr. Stacy Potts, a physician specializing in family medicine with obstetrics and an associate professor of family medicine and community health at the UMass Chan Medical School.
This segment aired on January 27, 2022.