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WATCH: GOP Governor Claims “Young Democrat Women” Fear Vaccination “Because They Might Get Pregnant”

WATCH: GOP Governor Claims “Young Democrat Women” Fear Vaccination “Because They Might Get Pregnant”

Across the political spectrum, people have expressed a lot of feelings about vaccination against COVID-19, ranging from praise to the usual concerns about potential side effects all the way to the most ludicrous claims about secret microchips. Some conspiracy theorists have even claimed that the vaccine is designed to kill, calling it an effort of genocide.

MANCHESTER, NH – JUNE 03: New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu introduces Vice President Mike Pence during the GOP Lincoln-Reagan Dinner on June 3, 2021 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Mike Pence’s visit to New Hampshire would be the first time back since he was Vice President. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images)

One concern that has actually been raised by quite a few people is what effect immunization might have on a fetus if a pregnant person receives it. Of course, questioning the potential effects on the fetus from any medication or procedure is pretty standard for pregnancy, but fortunately, medical experts have already investigated the question.

The CDC explains that risks associated with contracting the virus during pregnancy are high, and that the vaccine is the best protection against this. There’s also no truth, the CDC confirms, to conspiracy theories about vaccination causing fertility problems.

Still, Governor Chris Sununu (R-NH) claims that he’s talked to “young Democrat women,” including nurses, and that they’ve told him they’re afraid to get the shot because they might become pregnant.

“I’ve talked to young democrat women who are schoolteachers and nurses ant they’re concerned about getting the vaccine because they might get pregnant, which, there’s no data to support that and we tell them to talk to their doctors and be smart about it….”

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This, Sununu suggests, demonstrates that vaccine hesitancy isn’t a partisan matter. Statistics say otherwise.

A Gallup poll earlier this year found that, at the time, 6% of Democrats said they would not get vaccinated — compared to 46% of Republicans, and 31% of Independents.

As for Sununu’s implication that it’s “teachers and nurses” who fear the vaccine, the statistics suggest that these, too, are outliers: only 12% of people with a college degree said they’d reject the vaccine, compared to about 31% of those without.

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