Doctor encourages hesitant pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

Vaccine hesitancy remains an issue for many Marylanders, especially pregnant women. Pregnancy has been known to reduce immunity, so there's an increased risk of getting any illness, including COVID-19. Dr. Robert Atlas, who is Mercy Medical Center's chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, said there's nothing saying pregnant women shouldn't get the vaccine. They just need to be careful and talk to their doctor. The vaccine could even help protect the baby.