Pregnant women pass antibodies to their babies after getting COVID vaccine, study finds

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Pregnant women pass virus-fighting antibodies to their babies after getting mRNA vaccines, according to a new study.

The researchers collected blood samples from 36 babies delivered by mothers who were vaccinated with shots from Pfizer, BioNTech SE or Monderna.

The study found that all 36 newborns had antibodies to protect against COVID-19 virus.

Ashley Roman, an obstetrician at NYU Langone Health System and co-author of the study, quoted by Bloomberg, said “We didn’t anticipate that. We expected to see more variability.”

“We pushed this data out relatively early because it’s a unique finding and it has important implications for care,” Roman said, adding that “Right now we’re recommending all pregnant women receive the vaccine for maternal benefit.”

The latest research was published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology – Maternal Fetal Medicine.

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