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