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Lee Health Physicians Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Safety for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

Courtesy of Lee Health
Lee Health Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist and Interim Chief of Quality and Patient Safety Dr. Stephanie Stovall addresses a press conference, Aug. 30 at Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida

Symptoms stemming from a COVID infection tend to be more severe in pregnant women, and in some cases, babies are having to be delivered early, so that the mother can go on a ventilator in an effort to save her life.

We explore guidance that the COVID-19 vaccine is safe for pregnant women and their babies in utero, as well as for nursing new mothers. We explore vaccine safety and recommendations for pregnant women and new mothers with Lee Health’s System director for Obstetric Services Dr. Cherrie Morris and Lee Health Pediatric Infectious Disease Specialist and interim chief of Quality and Patient Safety, Dr. Stephanie Stovall. We’ll also explore current conditions concerning the pandemic at Lee Health’s Golisano Children’s Hospital.