At CNS, we want to ensure that you and your baby have the best chances at priming your immune system to protect you and your unborn child against some of the smallest but potentially life-threatening microorganisms possible.
Before becoming pregnant, make sure that you and all other members of your household are up to date on all vaccines. This will help protect your family and the baby from preventable, serious diseases. To see what vaccines are recommended for adults 19 years or older, check out CDC's online Adult Vaccine Assessment Tool.
According to the CDC, compared to non-pregnant people, pregnant people are more likely to get severely ill when infected with SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. This severe illness can include hospitalization, ICU stays, or being placed on life-supporting equipment, like a ventilator. Additionally, COVID-19 can put you at an increased of delivering a preterm birth and possibly other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Because CNS focuses on covering your home health nursing care needs from preconception to post-delivery, we also offer Home COVID-19 Vaccinations to pregnant women or women seeking fertility treatment to become pregnant. This home visit not only includes ensuring that you are as comfortable as possible with our injection pain reduction techniques while providing you with the Covid-19 Vaccine in the comfort of your own home but also performing a quick "check-in," a non-invasive health and wellness check that includes taking your vital signs and providing you with community resources, if needed. Because it is important to keep the whole family safe, we will also vaccinate other eligible household members, as well.
So, what do you need to do to get started with the CNS Home Maternity Vaccination Program?:
In another way:
1) Talk with your OB/GYN or trusted primary care provider about getting the Covid-19 Vaccine. If you are unable to speak with your healthcare provider and if you would like to speak to someone about COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, please contact MotherToBaby. MotherToBaby experts are available to answer questions in English or Spanish by phone or chat. The free and confidential service is available Monday–Friday 8am–5pm (local time). To reach MotherToBaby: Call 1-866-626-6847 OR Chat live or send an email
2) Direct your provider to ChildressNursing.com/MaternityVax to securely submit our home health order form OR send us a copy of a written home health order. Providers can use our HIPPA-compliant form or submit their own order form. If your provider has any questions, then they can give our office a call.
3) Submit your CNS Covid-19 Vaccination Registration Form - Individuals and Families online for you and any other household members seeking vaccination. You can register up to 10 individuals/household.
4) Once all information is received, our office will send you an email confirmation about your home vaccination visit's appointment date and time. As we book in time windows, make sure that your household is available for a home visit during the entire time.
*Note: It is not required for all people who are pregnant or undergoing fertility treatments to sign-up for the MaternityVax program. You have the option of just registering for a vaccine visit only by submitting your CNS Covid-19 Vaccination Registration Form.