Nuha Andersen had plans to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the spring, but then she found out she was pregnant and it made her hesitate.
The 26-year-old wanted to be vaccinated, and she had good reasons for that – an autistic son with health problems and parents approaching 70 years of age. But she was not sure if it was a good idea to get vaccinated when she was pregnant.
Then she saw her doctor on TV.
Sean Kenney, a specialist in fetal medicine at Bryan Health, spoke to the media last month after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sent an urgent call to pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine. He urged pregnant women to be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Andersen was acquainted with Kenney when he had given birth to both of her children, one of which was a high-risk pregnancy that required her to give birth early by emergency caesarean section.
She said that after watching him on TV, “I just thought it’s my time.”
“Obviously he knows what he’s talking about; he’s the best of the best,” Andersen said. “So that’s why I decided to get it.”
Andersen, who is 24 weeks pregnant, received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Friday. She said she was fine afterwards and had no problems.
Kenney said he is glad he was able to convince at least one woman who was hesitant to get vaccinated.