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Pregnant People’s Paradox—Excluded From Vaccine Trials Despite Having a Higher Risk of COVID-19 Complications

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Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD, recently coauthored a study that found a higher risk of hospitalization and death among people with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were pregnant than among those who weren’t pregnant.

Still, 1 of her patients, a pregnant health care worker, “is kind of unsure” about whether she should get vaccinated, Adams Waldorf, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Washington, said in an interview. The patient worries that a COVID-19 vaccine could harm her fetus.

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Kristina Adams Waldorf, MD, recently coauthored a study that found a higher risk of hospitalization and death among people with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) who were pregnant than among those who weren’t pregnant.

Still, 1 of her patients, a pregnant health care worker, “is kind of unsure” about whether she should get vaccinated, Adams Waldorf, an obstetrician-gynecologist at the University of Washington, said in an interview. The patient worries that a COVID-19 vaccine could harm her fetus.

No wonder she is concerned.

All the COVID-19 vaccine trials, like virtually all clinical trials, have excluded pregnant and lactating individuals from participating; however, developmental and reproductive toxicity studies with the Moderna vaccine in rats haven’t uncovered any worrisome signals.

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