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Women Who Are Pregnant Or Nursing Should Receive a COVID-19 Booster Vaccination

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In a recent study posted to the medRxiv* preprint server, researchers evaluated the impact of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) booster vaccination in nursing and pregnant women.

Background

Pregnant women are notably sensitive to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) since they have a higher chance of severe illness and undesirable pregnancy outcomes, such as stillbirth. Despite the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for vaccinating pregnant women, their SARS-CoV-2 vaccination coverage is lesser than the general adult population.

Prior reports showed that the ...