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This is encouraging news for women who are pregnant and do not know if they should be vaccinated.
Front-line healthcare professionals in South Florida received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for the first time at 36 weeks of pregnancy. Three weeks later, before receiving her second vaccination. Afterward, She gave birth to a healthy baby girl who tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody. This news is important. Because it shows that pregnant women can pass protective antibodies to newborns after being vaccinated.
Paul Gilbert and Chad Rudnick, an associate professor at MD at Florida Atlantic University. Then He recorded this case in a preprint study (that is, not yet peer-reviewed). According to this study, antibodies were detected again shortly after the baby’s cord blood. And that was analyzed and before the placenta was born.
The authors write:
“We have shown that SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies can be detected in neonatal cord blood samples with a single dose of Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.”
“Therefore, Sars-CoV-2 IgG antibodies have been shown to Detected by pregnant women. The CoV-2 vaccine can protect and reduce the risk of infection. “
Even the study did not include a baby girl whose birth month. That was thought to be the first girl born with antibodies to the coronavirus in the United States.
What is an antibody?
Why are they important?
“Antibodies are proteins synthesized by the immune system against substances recognized as foreign substances,”
said Amesh A. Adalja, MD, an infectious disease expert. Also the senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Health and Safety Center in Maryland. It states.
Accordingly, Antibodies cover pathogens (such as viruses). Thereby facilitating the elimination of pathogens from the body. Dr. Adalja explained. He also prevents pathogens from binding to cell receptors.
If they do not bind to those cells, they will not infect the body. Then Antibodies also tend to adhere to the body to prevent reinfection due to the same disease.
Scientists already know that mothers infected with COVID-19. And that can transfer antibodies to their babies. It is well known that other vaccines, including the flu vaccine, carry antibodies from the mother to the baby through the placenta.
Does this mean that pregnant women need to be vaccinated?
Vaccination against COVID-19 during pregnancy has recently become a hot topic. Pregnant women are not actively participating in late-stage. At clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine, including the Pfizer, Modana, Johnson & Johnson vaccines.
Those are currently available in the United States, providing a clear outlook for safety and efficacy. There is NO Vaccination during pregnancy. The authors of the preprint study emphasized the need for further study.
But last month, Pfizer announced that it had begun the first large-scale trial of a vaccine for pregnant women. So this is expected to be completed in early 2023.
Moderna hasn’t started testing pregnant women yet. But the company has created a test for pregnant women. The registry can track pregnant women who have taken pictures. Johnson & Johnson said he plans to include pregnant women and their babies in future studies. And will collect data on pregnant women through its own registry.
At the same time, this new study may reassure pregnant women to buy the COVID-19 vaccine. Other preprint studies support this finding. Massachusetts General Hospital surveyed 131 women (84 pregnant women, 31 breastfeeding women, 16 non-pregnant women).
Pregnant and lactating women showed the same strong immune response as the control group. Then antibodies were identified in the placenta and breast milk of each sample collected by doctors.
Another preprint study by the Hadassah Medical Center in Israel. It found that 40 newborns were given high doses of COVID-19 antibody. Also, their mothers were vaccinated twice with the Pfizer vaccine.
Doctors comments about COVID antibody Moderna vaccine
“I think there are many babies born with COVID-19 antibodies. This is really great news,” – said Rebecca C. Brightman, MD, New York City Gynecologist, Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology, MD. Reproductive medicine at Mount Sinai Ikhan Medical Hospital has announced health.
Dr. Brightman noted that the COVID-19 vaccine is considered a high-risk group. Also, that is recommended for pregnant women. Her patient is vaccinated during pregnancy.
Dr. Brightman added: – “All patients and women who have questions about pregnancy vaccines. After, they are advised to visit the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG) website for the latest information and advice.”
At the time of the press, the information in this story is accurate. However, as the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve. Some data may have changed since its release.
The health sector is working hard to keep our story up to date. But as a resource for readers to keep up with local news and suggestions. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, WHO, and the local public. It is also advisable to use the hygiene department.
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