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Eugene OBGYN Doc Encourages Pregnant People To Get COVID Vaccine

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 in pregnancy causes an increased risk of pre-term labor, Cesarean section and death. When the  vaccine first came out, pregnant people were advised against it. However, that has changed.

Dr. Brooke Kyle is an obstetrician-gynecologist in Eugene/Springfield. She’s distraught over the high incidence of hospitalization of pregnant people with COVID-19. Kyle strongly encourages her expectant patients to get the shot.

“What COVID does is it infects the placenta with all these little clots, all these little thromboses, and those prevent the blood flow from being able to get to the baby. What the vaccine does is it allows your body to be able to recognize the spike protein of the coronavirus in your body so that it can develop an immune response to it.”

Credit Lane County Public Health video
Dr. Brooke Kyle is an OBGYN at RiverBend Medical Center. She encourages pregnant people to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Kyle said there is an added benefit to vaccination while pregnant:  The antibodies that are built after immunization can help protect the baby.

For more information on COVID-19 vaccination while pregnant and breast feeding, read this.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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