Why are vaccination rates so low among pregnant people?

A larger and smaller vial of moderna and pfizer
Vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. In September, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration approved extra doses of Pfizer’s original COVID-19 vaccine after studies showed it still works well enough against the delta variant. Charles Krupa / Associated Press
A larger and smaller vial of moderna and pfizer
Vials for the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. In September, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration approved extra doses of Pfizer’s original COVID-19 vaccine after studies showed it still works well enough against the delta variant. Charles Krupa / Associated Press

Why are vaccination rates so low among pregnant people?

About a third of pregnant people are currently vaccinated. Reset asked an expert what’s behind the vaccine hesitancy trend. We also checked in with a recently pregnant person about their decision-making process to get vaccinated.

GUESTS: Liz Essley Whyte, reporter at the Center for Public Integrity

Dr. Priya Rajan, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine