COVID-19 vaccines did not impact placentas during pregnancy, according to study
A woman receives the Moderna Covid-19 vaccination at a vaccination site at Stevenson Family Health Center in the Bronx on February 10, 2021 in New York City. - Spencer Platt/Getty Images North America/TNS

CHICAGO – New data from researchers who studied women who were vaccinated while pregnant found no evidence that the vaccine affected their placentas. The new findings, published Tuesday in the Obstetrics & Gynecology journal, may help switch the focus from conversations around whether the vaccine is safe during pregnancy to how getting vaccinated is a way to protect mom and baby. Co-author Dr. Emily Miller, a Northwestern Medicine maternal fetal medicine physician, said that the study results were reassuring. “We don’t see any signals that suggest the placenta is getting injured from the vacci...