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January 11, 2022 - Harrisburg, PA

Acting Health Secretary and State Physician General Encourage Pregnant Pennsylvanians to Get Vaccinated

Acting Health Secretary Keara Klinepeter and Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson today strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19.

"Pregnancy is a vulnerable time," Dr. Johnson said. "The evidence is clear that vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, are safe and effective and do not cause fertility issues in women or men. In fact, COVID-19 vaccination is recommended for people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now or might become pregnant in the future."



<a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, left, Dr. Chavone Momon-Nelson of UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, center, and Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter talk together before a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Chavone Momon-Nelson of UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Chavone Momon-Nelson of UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, left, talks with Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson before a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of Health Keara Klinepeter speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_013.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. <a href="https://filesource.wostreaming.net/commonwealthofpa/photo/20387_DOH_CovidPreg_NK_014.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Dr. Chavone Momon-Nelson of UPMC Pinnacle Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, speaks during a press conference, which strongly urged those who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant to get vaccinated to gain protection from COVID-19, inside the Brady Building Auditorium at UPMC Harrisburg, on Tuesday, January 11, 2022.