Among developed nations, the United States has shockingly high rates of infant and maternal mortality. Although maternal immunizations—including for influenza, Tdap and COVID-19—can save lives and improve quality of life for both parent and child, they are not accessible to everyone. Join our virtual briefing on April 15 to find out how policymakers can help move the nation toward increased, equitable rates of vaccination for pregnant people and their babies. Speakers will discuss the importance of maternal vaccinations in both the age of COVID-19 and prior, disparities in maternal vaccinations for women of color and the consequences and how access/hesitancy impact these vaccination rates.
Read about our event speakers here.
Watch the recorded event on Facebook here
What Congress Can Do
- Momnibus (includes the Maternal Vaccinations Act)
- Maternal Immunization Enhancement Act (S. 1114)
- Maternal Immunization Coverage Act (S. 1117)