Glover’s Statements about Vaccines During Pregnancy Are Reckless

Treaty One Territory - Métis Homeland - Winnipeg, MB - Manitoba Liberal MLAs say comments by PC Leadership candidate Shelly Glover about vaccination are so dangerous that they are disqualifying.

In a French-language interview with La Liberté, Glover suggested that pregnant women should not get the vaccine - which is the opposite of what medical experts have recommended because pregnant women are at higher risk of complications from covid.

<< Je vous donne l'exemple d'une infirmière qui est enceinte. Son médecin lui a dit qu'elle ne devrait pas prendre de vaccin, car elle peut avoir des complications avec son bébé. >>

"Take the example of a nurse who is pregnant. Her doctor tells her she shouldn't take the vaccine because it could cause complications with her baby."

Manitoba Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont, MLA for St. Boniface, said Glover's suggestion is dangerous and the opposite of what medical experts suggest.

"This is the kind of irresponsible, uninformed, reckless statement that put lives at risk. Pregnant women are at higher risk of severe complications if they get Covid, and the medical advice is that they should get vaccinated," said Lamont.