One Vax Two Lives: Addressing COVID-19 misinformation
The National Black Leadership Commission on Health, in partnership with UW Medicine and One Vax Two Lives, is hosting a webinar to provide information on the impact of COVID-19 disease and vaccination on all aspects of women’s health, fertility, pregnancy outcomes, breastfeeding, baby’s health and even male fertility and sexual function.
COVID-19 vaccination rates remain extremely low in pregnant people compared to the general public, although the CDC and medical societies serving pregnant patients strongly recommend the vaccine. Only 43% of pregnant people were fully vaccinated as of January 15th, 2022.
Pregnant people of color have even lower rates of COVID-19 vaccination with only 38% of Hispanic and 27% of Black pregnant individuals being vaccinated.
Through this webinar, we hope to answer your questions related to the impact of COVID-19 disease and vaccination on fertility, menstrual periods, pregnancy, breastfeeding and the health of the newborn.
We will also address myths surrounding the COVID-19 disease and vaccination and how to find accurate sources of information.
The webinar will feature Dr. Magdalena Sobieszczyk MD, MPH, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Medicine at Columbia University.
Black Health Inc. champions the promotion of health and prevention of diseases to reduce disparities and achieve equity within the Black community.