UB doctors say COVID vaccine is critical for pregnant women

Published December 29, 2021

WKBW reported that UB physicians are “putting out an urgent plea” to pregnant patients to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible. The story quoted Elana Tal, clinical assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and a UBMD Obstetrics and Gynecology physician, who is also pregnant. She said: “I can look a patient in the eye and without any concern tell them we have studied this in thousands and thousands of people and we know it’s safe and effective and it’s risky to decline the vaccine while pregnant…The science is very clear — that getting the vaccine when you're trying to get pregnant or when you already are pregnant is the safest thing you can do for yourself and your baby.” Other sites including MedicalXpress, Lockport Journal and Niagara Gazette also reported on the plea from UB physicians to pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.