Coliseum Medical Centers encourages pregnant women to get vaccinated
With less than half of the Georgia population vaccinated, doctors say they want to keep expectant mothers safe.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) — With less than half of the Georgia population vaccinated against Covid-19, doctors say they want to keep expectant mothers safe.
According to the Chief Medical Officer of Coliseum Medical Centers, Dr. Corbi Milligan, pregnant women are more at risk of getting Covid-19.
When a pregnant women gets the virus, it can lead to hospitalization and even death. Dr. Milligan says many pregnant women are skeptical of getting the vaccine, but she says there have been no adverse effects.
“Some of mom’s antibodies are passed on to the baby, so there’s a period of time where the newborn will be protected from the Covid-19 virus as well,” Dr. Milligan said.
Coliseum says it wants to ensure the safety of its patients and will keep encouraging everyone to get vaccinated.