Why some were vaccine hesitant during pregnancy but finally got their COVID-19 shots – CBC

60% of pregnant individuals in Ontario are fully vaccinated, according to research

Nov 10, 2021

While research indicates pregnant individuals who have COVID-19 are more likely to be admitted to hospital, the decision to get vaccinated remains a difficult one.

Convincing those who are pregnant to get vaccinated has been “especially challenging,” with figures indicating less than two-thirds of them in Ontario have had their shots, said Dr. Jennifer Jocko, an obstetrician-gynecologist at Sudbury’s Health Sciences North.

Jocko said that as of last week, three pregnant individuals in Sudbury had COVID-19, but were in stable condition and recovering at home.

“These women are fully vaccinated, so that would then mean that they are a breakthrough case and it’s most likely the delta variant causing the infection.”

Alison Cornthwaite of Sudbury found out she was pregnant in November 2020 and had her baby girl on July 11. She said she was hesitant to get vaccinated at first because she had read a lot of mixed messages.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/sudbury/pregant-covid-19-vaccine-1.6243884

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