CDC Criticized Over Vaccine Guidance For ‘Pregnant People’

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is facing criticism following the release of winter vaccine guidance that uses the term “pregnant people” instead of “women.”
  • In the recommendations aimed at preventing respiratory viruses, the CDC opted for the gender-neutral noun.
  • The guidance states, “Getting a flu vaccine by the end of October helps protect pregnant people and their babies before flu activity begins to increase. Pregnant people may receive a flu vaccine during any trimester of pregnancy.”