SUMMARY OF EVENT
While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends all pregnant people receive the COVID-19 vaccine(s) and continue breastfeeding after birth, the agency estimates that less than one-third of women in the U.S. have received COVID-19 vaccine(s) during pregnancy. Pregnant people who fail to get vaccinated puts both themselves and their unborn baby at risk for contracting coronavirus and increased risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes that could include preterm birth, stillbirth, and admission into intensive care of a newborn also infected with COVID-19. Please join the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Breastfeeding Program and the Pennsylvania Immunization Coalition in a joint webinar for a discussion on the safety and importance of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine(s) while pregnant and/or while breastfeeding. Speakers for this panel-style webinar include: Dr. Karen Puopolo M.D., Ph.D., Dr. Meg Kawan MD, MPH, IBCLC., and Sarah Mann, a national parent advocate.
TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED:
• Data on current pregnancy and post-pregnancy COVID-19 vaccine uptake
• Placental antibody transfer among vaccinated pregnant people
• Safety data and personal story of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant
• COVID-19 vaccine breastfeeding transfer of antibodies
• Strategies to improve and encourage vaccine uptake as a vaccine champion communicating with community members pre and post-birth
CME/CMU credits will be offered for this event through PSU. This panel-style webinar is intended for all immunization champions including: health care providers, public health professionals, and parents advocates.