The COVID-19 Vaccine for Black Birthing People

What should you know?

The growing evidence for and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines has brought hope for protecting ourselves, our loved ones, and our communities as well as for ending the pandemic. Alongside this hopefulness, there are distinct challenges Black birthing people face, including limited data on vaccines in pregnancy or while breast/chestfeeding, inequitable vaccine access and concerns about vaccine safety given the legacy of medical abuse faced by Black communities.

Our first UCSF Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative (BWHLI) Webinar highlights the evidence behind the approved vaccines, considerations for Black birthing and breast/chestfeeding patients, and how to access the vaccine from Black doctors, researchers, and leaders from across UCSF.

Panelists include and are not limited to:
Dr. Andrea Jackson, MD, MAS, Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Judy Young, MPH, Executive Director of UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health
Dr. Kim Rhoads, MD, MS, MPH, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatics
Midwife Asmara Gebre, CNM, MS, Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dr. Martha Tesfalul, MD, Maternal Fetal Medicine and Preterm Birth Initiative Research Fellow

Watch the 4/5/21 webinar recording

Visit the COVID-19 Vaccine resources page.
Learn more about UCSF Black Women’s Health and Livelihood Initiative (BWHLI).