Newborns Can Get COVID Antibodies From Vaccinated Mothers

Newborns Can Get COVID Antibodies From Vaccinated Mothers

If you have been keeping an eye on the news for the last months, you know very well that authorities are trying to convince as many people as possible to accept COVID vaccinations. Pregnant women are also highly advised to get vaccinated for the coronavirus.

The COVID vaccine is considered safe for those who are about to become mothers. Furthermore, even their babies will benefit from the antibodies that emerge as a result of vaccination, according to what The Jerusalem Post reveals.

Two peer-reviewed studies bring good news

While the first study was conducted by the University of Massachusetts, the second one was conducted by the Carmel Medical Center in Israel.

For the Israeli study, 130 vaccinated women were analyzed, and they got the jabs during the second trimester of pregnancy.

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It has to be mentioned that there are some differences between the two studies. The one conducted by the Carmel Medical Center in Israel claims that pregnant women have to be vaccinated with Pfizer during the second trimester of pregnancy in order to be able of passing COVID antibodies to their babies. The other study claims that mothers who chose to get vaccinated would be able to pass antibodies to their infants through breastfeeding.

A statement of the research writes, as quoted by The Jerusalem Post:

The administration of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccine during the second trimester is associated with a maternal humoral response that is sustained during labor.

Apart from the new studies, four vaccine doses are required in Israel for a specific group of people. Those who have weakened immune systems are targeted. This could mean that more countries will follow suit, and it’s interesting to keep an eye on the latest news in order to stay informed.

The two new studies were published in Obstetrics & Gynecology and in JAMA network, respectively.

Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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