St. Vincent's Medical Center doctors: It's important for pregnant women to get vaccinated
Doctors at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport say it's critical for pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
They say at the very least to consult with a doctor.
Surgical oncologist Dr. Jill Rubinstein is 36 weeks pregnant. She says she never hesitated to get the vaccine.
Rubinstein was able to get the vaccine as a front-line worker.
Dr. Daniel Gottschall, a gynecology specialist, says the benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine for expecting mothers far outweighs the risks.
Gottschall says the vaccine will not harm the fetus. He says unfortunately, most pregnant women can't get the vaccine yet.
He believes many will become eligible in the state's next phase of vaccine distribution.
Doctors say regardless of whether you can get the vaccine yet or not, we still need to stay safe - including wearing masks and social distancing.