New research published by the New England Journal of Medicine has analyzed data on 35,000 people who received either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines during or shortly before pregnancy. Researchers found no evidence that the vaccines pose serious risks during pregnancy.

Dr. Vashti Otuya welcomes babies into the world at Salem Hospital, and shared her insights on the topic with us. Pregnant women with questions about vaccination should consult directly with their health care providers.