Effects of Covid-19 Vaccines on Unborn Babies

Can Covid-19 Vaccines Affect The Unborn?

Pregnant women vaccinated against COVID-19 may not have to worry over fears of complications for the unborn.

In fact, vaccination of pregnant mothers could pass along protection to their babies in the womb, according to a new study in Israel.

According to the research conducted in February, antibodies were detected in all 20 women administered both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine during their third trimester of pregnancy and in their newborns, through placental transfer.

COVID-19 and Pregnant Women
COVID-19 and Pregnant women

“Our findings highlight that vaccination of pregnant women may provide maternal and neonatal protection from SARS-CoV-2 infection,” the study said.

The findings by researchers from Jerusalem’s Hadassah-University Medical Centre were posted this month on medRxiv an online distribution service for unpublished research manuscripts that have not been peer-reviewed – and reported by Israeli media.

Pfizer Inc and BioNTech SE said last month they had started a 4,000-volunteer international study to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their COVID-19 vaccine in healthy pregnant women.

The trial would also assess whether vaccinated pregnant women transfer protective antibodies to their babies.

A separate U.S. study posted last week and also awaiting peer review, found that the antibodies induced in pregnant women from mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, such as the Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Inc shots, were transferred to the babies via the placenta or breast milk.

Source: Jerusalem Post

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