Memorial Health Meadows Hospital Supports Vaccines in Reproductive Age Women
Vidalia, GA (Monday, August 16, 2021) — Memorial Health Meadows Hospital supports the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) recommendation that reproductive age women should be vaccinated to protect themselves and their children from COVID-19.
“The COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for women during all stages of pregnancy,” said Dr. Karen McColl, Chief Medical Officer at Meadows Hospital. “They should feel confident that choosing the vaccine protects them, as well as their families and communities.”
“ACOG is recommending all pregnant and lactating individuals receive a vaccine series to protect them against COVID-19,” McColl added. “And pregnancy testing is not a requirement prior to receiving any current COVID-19 vaccine.”
It is also recommended that obstetricians, gynecologists, and other women’s health care providers lead by example by getting the vaccine and encouraging their patients to do the same, whether pregnant, recently pregnant or nonpregnant.
ACOG also says that claims linking COVID-19 vaccines to infertility are unfounded and have no scientific evidence supporting them.
Pregnant individuals may receive a COVID-19 vaccine at any authorized clinical or non-clinical site such as schools, community centers, and other mass vaccination locations.
Memorial Health Meadows Hospital is operating a public vaccination clinic at 1707 Meadows Lane, Suite A (2nd Floor), Vidalia, GA 30474. To schedule an appointment, call (912) 535-SAFE (7233) or visit www.memorialhealth.com/covid- 19/covid-19-vaccine-information/.