In honor of Maternal Health Awareness Day on January 23, Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, is offering two Covid-19 vaccination events
The events will be held on Tuesday, January 25, and Friday, January 28 at the Medical Center, at 355 Grand Street, Jersey City.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pregnant or post-partum women are more likely to get severely ill with COVID-19 compared with those who are not pregnant.
The COVID-19 vaccine can help protect pregnant and breastfeeding women from severe COVID-19 illness.
“In addition to getting a COVID-19 vaccine, those who are pregnant or breastfeeding should also get a booster shot when it’s time. Vaccinations are a good way to ensure both the baby and the parent are healthy and are avoiding severe complications from COVID-19,” said Rotanna Adefowokan, M.D., a maternity care expert at JCMC.
Maternal Health Awareness Day, which has been recognized in New Jersey since 2018, is an
opportunity for healthcare providers to bring awareness of the importance of solutions that
meet people’s physical, social, and emotional needs during and in the months after pregnancy.
For more information or to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, contact Sheridan
Blackwell at 551-200-3143 or Sheridan.Blackwell@rwjbh.org.