The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) has issued an urgent health alert for pregnant women to get vaccinated against COVID.

According to statistics 1 in 3 pregnant women have been vaccinated.

In the month of August, 22 pregnant women died from COVID, which is the highest monthly total since the start of the pandemic.

The CDC says pregnant women are more at risk for severe illness from COVID.

Only 31% of all pregnant women are vaccinated.

According to statistics, 125,000 pregnant women across the United States have had COVID, more than 22,000 have been hospitalized, and at least 161 have died.

The CDC maintains the vaccine is safe for pregnant women despite the skepticism.

Watch the GMA report below:

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