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September 19, 2022 26 mins

Santina Wheat MD, MPH, FAAFP and Corinne Kohler, MD, FAAFP talk about some of the different aspects of their experiences with patients pre-conception, during pregnancy, and while nursing.  They will share conversations, additional concerns, and fears that this special population has as the decision to get vaccinated not only effects them, but it also effects the fetus and newborn.  They also discuss reasons why these patients are choosing to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and what they can do to help protect their newborn once they go home (such as setting guidelines and communicate them to friends and family who can’t wait to meet the new baby).  

The guidance for pregnant women has shifted since the COVID-19 vaccinations became available.  Learn what some of these changes have been regarding the vaccine, protocols for what to do if the mother has COVID, and treatment options.  

This isn’t the first time we have dealt infections in this population.  Drs. Kohler and Wheat provide information to help you educate your patients who may test positive for COVID and show that we do have a track record in other infections using treatment options in the same class of medications.

Objectives:

-          Understand various concerns pregnant patients have when choosing to get or not get the COVID-19 vaccine 

-          Identify ways to help protect the baby in utero and after delivery

https://www.illinoisvaccinates.com/covid-19-vaccination-for-pregnant-and-nursing/ 

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