70% of women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant believe or are unsure about receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, a Kaiser Family Foundation poll has found.
Pollsters presented three (some claim false, some claim true, some say a mix) statements to respondents: Pregnant women should not get the COVID-19 vaccine, it is unsafe for breastfeeding women to get a COVID-19 vaccine and the COVID-19 vaccines have been shown to cause infertility.
29% of respondents in the demographic believed at least one of the three statements.
Beyond those who believed at least one statement to be true, larger shares of pregnant women or those planning to become pregnant were unsure about the statements. Nearly 4 in 10 respondents in that group were unsure if pregnant women should receive COVID-19 vaccination. 44% were unsure if the vaccines cause infertility.
Roughly 30% of pregnant women remain unvaccinated against COVID-19.