Should pregnant women get the Covid vaccine? – BBC News

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    As the Covid vaccine is rolled out to younger age groups, what should you do if you’re expecting a baby?

    The guidance for pregnant people in the UK was changed last month following new data from the USA involving the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.

    BBC News Health Reporter Laura Foster looks at what the science says.

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