Two US pediatricians announced that a woman who received a dose of corona virus vaccine while pregnant in South Florida gave birth to the first known baby born with Covid-19 antibodies “after mother vaccination”.
Dr. Paul Gilbert and Dr. Chad Rudnick said the frontline health worker mother received the first dose of the Moderna vaccine in January, at 36 weeks gestation. Three weeks later the woman gave birth to a “strong and healthy” baby girl.
OVERCOMING THE MOTHER CAN PROTECT THE CHILD
However, the researchers stated that they analyzed the blood in the baby’s umbilical cord and said, “Antibodies were detected during delivery. Therefore, it has the potential to protect from Covid-19 and reduce the risk of infection through maternal vaccination. To our knowledge, this was the first news in the world where a baby was reported to be born with antibodies after vaccination. “We tested the baby’s cord to see if the antibodies in the mother were passed on to the baby, and we see that this is also the case with other vaccines during pregnancy.”
NEEDS MORE RESEARCH TO LEARN HOW MUCH BABIES WILL BE PROTECTED
However, the article published as a preprint on medRxiv makes it clear that more research is needed to determine whether babies are protected by these antibodies:
“We urge other researchers to follow their children as well as create pregnancy and breastfeeding records after being vaccinated with Covid-19. Thousands will be born from vaccinated mothers in the next few months. How long this protection lasts should be determined by further studies. It is necessary to determine how much protection level or how many antibodies a baby needs to be protected. ”