The COVID19 vaccine was first approved for use in December of 2020. Though guidelines weren’t clear for pregnant women, many pregnant healthcare workers and first responders chose to be among the first to get vaccinated in December and January.
In January of 2021, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) put out a clear statement recommending the COVID19 vaccine for women contemplating pregnancy or pregnant. The American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) also put out a statement that pregnant women should have access to the vaccine but decision making was between her and her physician.
And finally, ACOG and the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) put out a strong, joint statement recommending the COVID19 vaccine for all pregnant women and the ASRM put out a follow-up, similarly strong statement.
While we understand the very difficult process of deciding on whether or not to get the COVID19 vaccine in pregnancy, and support a woman’s right to delay that decision to the postpartum period, we all at El Camino Women’s Medical Group strongly encourage all pregnant women to complete the COVID19 vaccine without delay.
El Camino Women’s Medical Group offers the latest Minimally Invasive Solutions for gynecologic problems. Drs. Amy Teng, Erika Balassiano, Pooja Gupta, and Christina Lam, all members of AAGL (American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopy) are highly trained and experienced in the field of Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery. Dr. Erika Balassiano has also completed a Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship, under the supervision of world-renowned Dr. Camran Nezhat.
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