CDC: Pregnant people with symptomatic COVID-19 have a 70% increased risk of death

MEDFORD, Ore. —The CDC issuing an urgent health advisory, to increase COVID-19 vaccinations among women who are pregnant, recently pregnant, or trying to become pregnant now or in the future.

It recommends vaccination either before or after pregnancy, saying the benefits for both the pregnant person and baby outweigh the risks. The CDC says pregnant people with symptomatic COVID-19 have a 70% increased risk of death.

Dr. Nancy Hagloch works for Providence, she has been in Rogue Valley for 25 years and has delivered around 3,000. She understands it may be a tough decision for women, but says getting the vaccine is the right choice.

“I’ve done my homework and I know this is safe, please please don’t put yourself in a position where you put both of you at risk out of fear,” said Dr. Hagloch.

She encourages anyone on the fence about the vaccine, to reach out to their health care providers.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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