CDC Says Vaccine Guidance for Pregnant Women Unchanged Despite Director’s Remarks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) clarified Tuesday that its guidance on vaccines for pregnant women remains unchanged despite remarks from CDC Director Rochelle Walenksy, who on Friday said the CDC “recommends that pregnant people receive the COVID-19 vaccine” following the release of preliminary findings of a New England Journal of Medicine study.

Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, testifies before a House Select Subcommittee hearing on "Reaching the Light at the End of the Tunnel: A Science-Driven Approach to Swiftly and Safely Ending the Pandemic," on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, April 15, 2021. (Photo by Amr …