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(WHNT) — The Alabama Medical Association (AMA) is strongly recommending the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant women and nursing mothers.

In a livestream Thursday, Dr. Mimi Munn, professor and chair of obstetrics at USA Health, said the recommendation comes down from the American College of OB-GYN and the society for fraternal fetal medicine, both considered the governing bodies for these issues.

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State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and AMA President Dr. Aruna Arora also participated in the weekly discussion.

“There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the vaccines, pregnancy, and infertility,” said Dr. Arora. “It’s perfectly normal to have questions, and anyone with questions about the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines should talk to a medical doctor.”

The Alabama Medical Association holds weekly briefings on COVID-19 vaccinations on their Facebook page.