SAN ANTONIO – Researchers announced more encouraging news this week for pregnant women hesitant about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

A new study, released by Northwestern Medicine and published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, showed the COVID-19 vaccine had no effect on the placentas of women who got the vaccine.

“Seeing that there were no changes, no inflammation, no damage to the placenta makes us feel even better that we feel this is a safe vaccine,” said Dr. Shad Deering, who is the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Department Chair at the Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and the Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine in San Antonio.

Deering said this study is more important than many people realize because it specifically studied the placenta; the

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