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Is the COVID-19 vaccine safe for pregnant or breastfeeding mothers? Experts say it depends.

3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago Tuesday, December 22 2020 Dec 22, 2020 December 22, 2020 7:04 AM December 22, 2020 in News - Local

Many pregnant women are wondering if the the COVID-19 vaccine is safe to use while breastfeeding. 

As of right now, there are no long term studies for pregnant or lactating women. 

Dr. Efraim Vela, a DHR Physician said there is no proof that it is 100% safe. 

"What we now know is that it appears to be a safe vaccine for women who are pregnant and women who are lactating." Vela said. 

According to American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Hispanics and African Americans are at a higher risk of getting the virus and they are encouraging new mothers to talk to their doctors — especially if COVID-19 cases are increasing in the area.

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