The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has designated this week National Infant Immunization Week (April 25-May 2) to raise awareness of the importance of childhood vaccines. This annual observance highlights the importance of protecting children two years and younger from vaccine-preventable diseases.
Despite the fact that most COVID-19-related restrictions have been lifted across the country, and the death toll has been dropping, it’s unfortunately a fact that the coronavirus is still with us, and will be for some time.
The original clinical trials to find a COVID-19 vaccine excluded pregnant women. Many take that to mean the vaccines are unsafe for expectant mothers.
Even though later trials with pregnant women showed the vaccines are safe for them, the incorrect beliefs persist. Many still believe it’s dangerous for the mother, it’s dangerous for the baby or it can cause infertility. None of these things are true.