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Pregnancy, Postpartum Care, and COVID-19 Vaccination in 2021

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More than a year has passed since coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), was recognized in China. SARS-CoV-2 has spread rapidly throughout the world and continues to cause major morbidity, mortality, and societal disruption globally. The recent authorization by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of 2 vaccines against COVID-19 has raised hopes for an end to the pandemic, but given the many challenges with vaccine availability, distribution, and hesitancy as well as the emergence of variants that might result in lower vaccine efficacy or overcome natural immunity, it is likely that SARS-CoV-2 will continue to circulate.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Denise J. Jamieson, MD, MPH, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Woodruff Memorial Research Bldg, 101 Woodruff Circle, Ste 4208, Atlanta, GA 30322 (djamieson@emory.edu).

Published Online: February 8, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.1683

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.

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