Antibodies to COVID-19 are transmitted from a vaccinated mother to a newborn
Pregnant women who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 transmit antibodies to their children when they are still in the womb, the Daily Mail reports, citing research by scientists at New York University.
The studies involved 36 infants born to mothers who were vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. All of them were found to have antibodies to COVID-19. According to scientists, women in the second half of pregnancy have the highest level of antibodies in the blood of the umbilical cord.
According to experts, this proves that vaccines have the ability to protect two lives at the same time, preventing serious diseases in both mother and child.
Now scientists are testing the data obtained on a larger group of children, and also observing how long the immunity of infants persists.
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