Am J Obstet Gynecol 2022 May 11. Epub 2022 May 11.
Fetal Medicine Unit, St George's Hospital, St George's University of London, UK; Vascular Biology Research Centre, Molecular and Clinical Sciences Research Institute, St George's University of London, UK; Liverpool Women's Hospital, Liverpool, UK. Electronic address:
Despite recent endorsement from official and professional bodies, unequivocally recommending COVID-19 vaccination, hesitancy among pregnant persons remains high. The accumulated evidence clearly demonstrates that pregnant persons are a special risk group for COVID-19, with increased risk of intensive care unit admission, extracorporeal membranous oxygenation requirement, preterm birth and perinatal death. These risks are further increased with some variants of concern, and vaccination of pregnant persons reduces the COVID related increase in maternal or fetal morbidity. Read More