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Webinar: COVID-19 Vaccination for People who are Pregnant or Breastfeeding

October 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - November 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

Webinar Recording and CE Available until November 29, 2021

The West Virginia Perinatal Partnership and West Virginia Immunization Network are pleased to co-host this webinar for healthcare providers and public health professionals in West Virginia on COVID-19 vaccination for people who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Pregnant people with COVID-19 are more likely to be hospitalized, be admitted to the intensive care unit, require mechanical ventilation, and die from the illness than their non-pregnant peers. Severe COVID-19 during pregnancy may also put the infant at risk for complications, such as preterm birth. In August 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) both updated their recommendations and now strongly recommend COVID-19 vaccination for pregnant and lactating individuals.

This webinar will describe the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant and lactating people and the role of vaccination in preventing severe disease and death in these individuals.

Webinar Objectives: 

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impact that COVID-19 pandemic has on pregnant and lactating women.
  • Describe the recommendations for COVID-19 vaccination of pregnant and breastfeeding people.
  • Describe the ongoing MOMI-VAX investigation that is underway.

Featured Presenter:

Richard H. Beigi, MD, MSc., President, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital

Dr. Richard H. Beigi is the President of UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital and Professor of Reproductive Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine (UPSOM), Department of OB/GYN/RS. Dr. Beigi is a board certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist with Magee Women’s Hospital. He received his M.D. from the Hahnemann University School of Medicine, which is now the Drexel University College of Medicine. Dr. Beigi is a fellowship-trained specialist in Reproductive Infectious Diseases and is an active investigator in this area. In this capacity, he serves in an advisory and leadership role to numerous federal agencies and/or professional societies regarding infectious diseases in pregnancy and immunization including NIH, FDA, CDC, NVAC, ACOG, and NFID. He had remained an active and funded investigator in the topic of infectious disease prevention in pregnancy, and is the co-chair for the NIH-led MOMI-VAX trial enrolling pregnant and postpartum women and their babies into an observational study of the immune response to COVID-19 vaccines.

In case you miss it…

This webinar will also be recorded and archived on wvruralhealth.org by November 1st.

Continuing Education:

Continuing Education Units for Physicians, Pharmacists, and Nurses have been applied for this live webinar.

Application for Lactation Continuing Education Recognition Points (LCERPs) has been submitted to the International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

CEUs will also be available for those who view the archived webinar and complete the webinar evaluation by November 29th.


October 29, 2021 @ 12:00 pm
November 29, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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Charleston, WV United States