Breaking News: COVID-19
posted: Jan. 14, 2022.
At Rose Women's Health, your health, safety, and comfort is our main concern. During these unprecedented times, we are here to inform our patients about the Coronavirus and the COVID vaccine. Especially with this new Coronavirus variant, we strongly suggest our pregnant and/or nursing patients receive their doses of the COVID vaccine as soon as possible. As of September 27, 2021 the CDC states that “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 benefits of the vaccine do outweigh the possible side effects. Receiving the vaccine will help prevent a COVID-related trip to the hospital that could put you at the risk of needing a ventilator in the ICU or having your newborn admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). As of September 18 2021, only 31% of pregnant patients were fully vaccinated. The COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network reports that 97% of hospitalized pregnant patients were unvaccinated.
We would not want our patients to undergo unnecessary hospitalizations if we have the means to help prevent it. Recent data also proves that the COVID vaccine is safe and effective for pregnant patients. There is no proper evidence stating that the COVID vaccine causes infertility in men or women. Please if you have any questions, ask your healthcare provider or please refer to the CDC.
Once again, our priority is our patient's health, safety, and comfort. The COVID vaccine will be able to provide you and your family with peace of mind. Join us as we fight this pandemic!