COVID Vaccine Offered During Mingle October 7th
(Honesdale, September 30, 2021)…The increase in COVID 19 cases among pregnant people has prompted the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to strongly recommend the vaccine for those currently or anyone planning to become pregnant.
In an effort to make COVID vaccines accessible to this distinct population, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) has decided to offer 1st dose vaccines during its upcoming Midwifery Mingle on Thursday October 7th from 1 pm to 3 p.m. at the Cooperage Project in Honesdale.
The CDC’s health advisory issued September 29th, indicated the benefits of vaccination for both pregnant persons and their fetus or infant outweigh known or potential risks.
The report goes on to say that through September 27th, there were more than 125,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in pregnant people including more than 22,000 hospitalized and 161 deaths; of which, 22 deaths occurred in the month of August alone.
“In light of this enhanced recommendation and because data continues to show that the risk to unvaccinated pregnant women is infinitely higher than known side effects to the vaccine, we wanted to offer another access point to get the shot,” stated Frederick Jackson, executive director WMCHC. “
All three federally approved COVID vaccines – Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are administered at WMCHC’s Primary Care offices by appointment. To schedule an appointment visit www.wmchc.net and clicking on SCHEDULE A COVID VACCINE – Wayne Memorial Hospital (wmh.org). Call 570-253-8197 for more information.