A new analysis of nearly 136,000 women who are pregnant showed that just 16.3 percent had received at least one COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy. HealthPartners’ Dr. Malini DeSilva says that’s despite evidence of safety and efficacy of the vaccines.

“There was likely some concern about whether or not they were safe and at this time we have much more data to say that they are safe, there’s not a higher risk of any of the adverse side effects.”

The data, published in the Centers for Disease Control, also show that vaccination rates are lower among younger people who are pregnant and some communities of color.