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Pregnancy and the COVID-19 Vaccine

At New Jersey Perinatal Associates, we want to ensure that all of our patients are fully informed about the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the development of the COVID-19 vaccine. The US Food and Drug Administration has issued emergency use authorization (EUA) of two vaccines to prevent COVID-19, which will be administered to the public in phases. If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you may have questions or concerns about the vaccine and what it means for you. Below, you will find more information about the vaccine, COVID-19, and how these developments may affect those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. We encourage you to have a conversation with your doctor about the risks and benefits of getting vaccinated, so you can determine the best choice for you. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine below.

Pregnancy and COVID-19 – Staying Safe

Although the vaccine is a major step forward in the management of the pandemic, we strongly encourage you to continue to follow CDC guidelines to prevent infection. Pregnant women should wash their hands regularly, avoid exposure to those who are or may be sick, and practice social distancing. Be sure to wear a mask when you cannot maintain a safe distance from those who live outside of your household. At our five office locations in NJ, we have been limiting the number of people permitted inside, out of an abundance of caution for our patients and staff. We continue to take all necessary precautions so each patient can be confident in their safety and the safety of their baby when they visit NJPA for high-risk pregnancy care.

High-Risk Pregnancy Care in New Jersey at NJPA

At NJPA, we understand that COVID-19 has been a significant source of stress and uncertainty for those who are pregnant, especially those with high-risk pregnancies. Our team of expert perinatologists is here to answer your questions and provide the care and services you need to promote a healthy pregnancy and a successful outcome. Our services cover all stages of pregnancy, from preconception counseling to labor and delivery, and we will put your unique needs first every step of the way. To learn more about our high-risk pregnancy care in New Jersey or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.