What is the risk of a newborn being infected if the mother has COVID-19?
Current evidence suggests that the risk of a newborn getting COVID-19 from their mother is low, especially when the mother takes steps (such as wearing a mask and her washing hands) to prevent spread before and during care of the newborn.
What else do pregnant women with COVID-19 face, in addition to severe illness?
Additionally, pregnant people with COVID-19 are at increased risk of preterm birth and might be at increased risk of other adverse pregnancy outcomes compared with pregnant women without COVID-19.
Who is at higher risk for severe COVID-19 illness?
Older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions, including people with liver disease, might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. People with chronic liver disease, including hepatitis B and hepatitis C, may have concerns and questions related to their risk.
Which ethnicity of pregnant women are more affected by COVID-19?
Pregnant women who are Black or Hispanic appear to be disproportionately affected by infection with the COVID-19 virus.
Are the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines safe for pregnancy?
We now have robust data of nearly 200,000 women from across the US and the UK, who have received the COVID-19 vaccine with no safety concerns. This tells us that both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are safe in pregnancy.
Is the Covid vaccine safe for pregnant?
OBGYN Dr. Marvin Buehner says the original hesitancy made sense, because pregnant women weren’t in the first three phases of vaccination, but says accumulated research has proven that it is as safe and effective as any vaccine has ever been.
Can children spread COVID-19 to others if they don’t have symptoms?
Similar to adults with SARS-CoV-2 infections, children and adolescents can spread SARS-CoV-2 to others when they do not have symptoms or have mild, non-specific symptoms and thus might not know that they are infected and infectious. Children are less likely to develop severe illness or die from COVID-19.
Can children be infected with COVID-19?
Children and adolescents can be infected with SARS-CoV-2, can get sick with COVID-19, and can spread the virus to others.