The CDC says that women who get vaccinated against COVID-19 while pregnant give their babies protection.
Expectant mothers can pass on their immunity.
Has this been studied?
Babies less than six moths old are 61% less likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19 if their mother got vaccinated while pregnant.
The CDC gathered this information based on mothers who received two doses of either the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
The researchers studied newborns at 20 pediatric hospitals in 17 different states.
84% of babies that were hospitalized with COVID-19 were born to unvaccinated mothers. The study included 43 infants that were admitted to the ICU for COVID. 88% of them had moms who were not vaccinated before giving birth.
This information is important because vaccines for children this young “are still a ways off.”
The antibodies from the vaccine have been found in blood from the umbilical cord and in the placenta. This confirms the transfer of antibodies against COVID-19 from mother to baby.
Despite this information, CDC guidelines for pregnant people getting vaccinated have not changed.
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