From the CDC Division of Reproductive Health on urgent health advisory: “As of September 27, 2021, more than 125,000 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases have been reported in pregnant people, including more than 22,000 hospitalized cases and 161 deaths. The highest number of COVID-19-related deaths in pregnant people in a single month of the pandemic was reported in August 2021.
HAN recommends urgent actions for public health jurisdictions and healthcare providers and emphasizes these key messages:
Efforts to encourage and offer vaccination to these populations should continue and accelerate, should specifically address groups with lower vaccination coverage, and should use approaches to reduce racial and ethnic disparities and promote vaccine equity. In addition, healthcare providers should communicate the risks of COVID-19, the benefits of vaccination, and information on the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination in pregnancy.”
COVID-19 vaccine and additional resources are available on the MNPQC website.
CDC estimates of vaccination before and during pregnancy: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations-pregnant-women
CDC Vaccine Confidence Insights Reports: https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/vaccinate-with-confidence.html