Just 1/3 of pregnant women in Israel have been vaccinated

On the heels of the death of a pregnant woman and her fetus from COVID-19, Israel’s television networks publicize health provider data showing that just one-third of pregnant women have been vaccinated.

Israel is recommending that pregnant women get the shots, warning that variants of the virus appear to be hitting pregnant women particularly hard. Fifty pregnant women in Israel are hospitalized with COVID-19, many of them in serious condition.

A health worker administers a dose of the Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine to a pregnant woman at the Clalit Health Services, in Tel Aviv on January 23, 2021. (AFP)
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