University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine will present the fourth in a series of panel discussions, “What’s New With COVID-19,” featuring the latest information available on the pandemic. Open to the public and to health care providers across the state, the fourth session will feature Audra Williams, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Jodie Dionne, M.D., associate director of UAB Global Health in the Center for Women’s Reproductive Health and associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases.The
Vaccine hesitancy remains high among pregnant women and those wanting to become pregnant in the future. Williams and Dionne will address concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine in relation to pregnancy, miscarriage, fertility, breastfeeding and overall women’s health.
“The Centers for Disease Control, along with every single major health organization, including the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, strongly recommends that pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine,” Williams said.
Jessica Grayson, M.D., assistant professor in the UAB Department of Otolaryngology, will also join the panel and discuss her journey with receiving the vaccine while pregnant.
The session will be at noon Wednesday, Sept. 1, via Zoom. The panel will also take questions from the public. Register here.