Minnesota study finds no increase in miscarriage risk with COVID-19 vaccines
Study aims to reassure pregnant women, who are slower to get COVID shots
September 9, 2021
Pregnant women who received COVID-19 vaccines did not experience an increased risk of miscarriage, according to new research on data from Bloomington-based HealthPartners and several large medical centers across the country.
Doctors hope the results will prove reassuring to pregnant women who, as a group in the U.S., have been relatively slow to get vaccinated.
"This is really the first large data analysis of risks of COVID-19 vaccination early in pregnancy," said Dr. Elyse Kharbanda, senior investigator at HealthPartners Institute and lead author on the study. "The research we're presenting is contributing to the evidence out there that the vaccines are safe in pregnancy."