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Texas doctors, seeing unprecedented numbers of pregnant patients with COVID-19, urge pregnant people to get vaccinated

Pregnant women are getting vaccinated at lower rates than the general population. “This variant is much more aggressive, [and] pregnant women are getting sicker much faster,” one doctor says.

Lauren Lewis with her four-month-old baby Langston Lewis at their home in Dallas on Sept. 14, 2021. Lauren was infected with COVID-19 while three months pregnant with Langston. Lauren was vaccinated in January before giving birth to him in April.

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Lauren Lewis with her four-month-old baby Langston Lewis at their home in Dallas on Sept. 14, 2021. Lauren was infected with COVID-19 while three months pregnant with Langston. Lauren was vaccinated in January before giving birth to him in April.

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