Millions do not, and they may be endangering their babies as well as themselves. Only 35 percent of pregnant women get both vaccines; about half get one.
Pam BelluckPregnant women should get flu and whooping cough shots - to protect themselves and their babies, the C.D.C. urges. The vaccines are safe and effective, and when pregnant moms don't get them, babies can get very sick and even die, health officials say.
Data from a federal program designed to compensate people harmed by vaccines shows how rare it is for someone to claim they were hurt after getting vaccinated.
Pam Belluck“Vaccine injuries are rare,” says a lawyer for people filing claims with the federal program that compensates those who say vaccines harmed them. The data shows few injury claims are made, about 2 for every million vaccine doses given. w/@reedabelson
Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake’s interactions with He Jiankui, the scientist who performed the controversial experiment.
Pam BelluckGene-edited babies - a @nytimes exclusive: An inside look at the communication between a star American scientist and the much-criticized Chinese experimenter who created the world's first genetically engineered babies