Vaccine Eligibility for Pregnant Women
The state of Minnesota recently moved to the next phase of its vaccination rollout, meaning some pregnant women are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the state’s COVID website, people with two or more underlying medical conditions* are now eligible. Please note: pregnancy is considered an underlying condition. Therefore, if you are pregnant and have an additional underlying medical condition, you are now eligible for the vaccine.
While Clinic Sofia does not administer the vaccine, we recommend all of our patients sign up with the state’s Vaccine Connector in order to be alerted when you are eligible. If you are pregnant and have an underlying medical condition and need a letter of confirmation from our clinic, please reach out.
*Underlying Medical Conditions
- Active cancer
- Chronic kidney disease
- COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)
- Diabetes – Type 1 or 2
- Down Syndrome
- Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies
- Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant, HIV, bone marrow disease, chronic steroids for more than 30 days, immunodeficiency disease, or taking immunosuppressive medications
- Obesity – body mass index (BMI) greater than 30 kg/m2
- Sickle cell disease