Covid, vaccines and the impact on pregnancy

Dr. Thomas Bader will present the latest information on coronavirus and vaccines and the impact of the virus on pregnancy in a series of virtual, interactive workshops hosted by Project Self-Sufficiency.

The next session will take place on Tuesday, March 22, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. For connection details, call 973-940-3500.

Pregnant or recently pregnant women are more likely to need hospitalization, intensive care, or have other complications from Covid-19 than those who are not, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. not pregnant.

Additionally, women who contract Covid-19 during pregnancy are more likely to experience problems during pregnancy and experience premature birth and stillbirth.

Other factors that may increase the risk of serious illness from Covid-19 include underlying medical conditions, age, health inequalities, exposure to high numbers of coronavirus cases or low levels of vaccinated people.

“We are pleased to be able to offer this series of informational workshops for those who have questions about Covid-19,” said Deborah Berry-Toon, executive director of the Self-Sufficiency Project. “Receiving up-to-date information will allow all of us to make informed choices about our health and that of our families, and ultimately help the whole community.”

Dr. Bader is Clinical Director of Hackensack Meridian Health. Previously, he served as Chief and Attending Physician and Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Crozer-Chester Medical Center. He is certified in obstetrics and gynecology.

He completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital as well as a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. He received an Outstanding Achievement Award in Obstetrics and Gynecology from the Georgetown University School of Medicine (1989), the Teaching Excellence Award from the Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics (2000), and the Sylvan Eisman Outstanding Primary Care Physician (2007).

Project Self-Sufficiency is a nonprofit, community-based organization specializing in services for low-income families in Northwestern New Jersey. Additional information is available at

The series is offered free to the public via Zoom. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of each session.

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