Fauci tells military families vaccine safety good

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government's top infectious disease expert told military families that the safety of the COVID-19 vaccines is "really quite good." (Feb. 4)

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- This last year has been tough on all Americans, but many in our military communities are facing these challenges through deployment, while adjusting to a new town or school and without a bubble of friends and family. The President and I know that our military families are strong and resilient. You may not wear a uniform, but you serve in your own way, sacrificing for our country alongside your service member. Making sure you have what you need to thrive isn't just a nice thing to do. It's a matter of national security.

Dr. Anthony Fauci: The risk-benefit ratio of safety is about as good as you could get with any medical intervention that you give to anyone. The safety record for this, even though it's just been one year, has been really quite good. That we're going to start tests in pregnant women literally now-- I mean, as I'm speaking they're starting, and will go into February and March.

One good news item is that after the EUA was delivered, and namely until people started getting vaccinated, there have been about 10,000 pregnant women out of the 32 million people or vaccinations that were given, and there have been no red flag signals. The FDA is monitoring that. So thus far, it looks quite safe for pregnant women.