KSHB: Vaccinated pregnant woman delivers healthy baby, urges others to get vaccinated

The CDC updated its guidelines, strongly recommending pregnant and breastfeeding women get the COVID-19 vaccine. The recommended pointed to data showing the benefits of receiving a COVID vaccine outweigh any potential risks.

KSHB talked to Mary Williams, who recently delivered a healthy baby boy after getting the vaccine while pregnant, and Dr. Kristen Wootton, OBGYN and Medical Director of the Women's & Children's Division at Saint Luke's, about the recommendation. 

Watch the story below.

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