First Baby Born In US With COVID-19 Antibodies

  • Today, a mother from South Florida, USA, gave birth to a baby girl with antibodies against COVID-19.

  • When the baby was born, her blood sample was immediately taken for normal testing which was found to have antibodies.

  • The mother being a frontline worker received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccination during the 36th week of her pregnancy.

  • The study was conducted by Dr. Paul Gillbert and Dr. Chad Rudnick at Florida Atlantic University.

  • "Here, we report the first known case of an infant with SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies detectable in cord blood after maternal vaccination," Dr. Gillbert and Dr. Rudnick informed.

  • "Protective efficacy in newborns and ideal timing of maternal vaccination remains unknown," the authors wrote in the study.

  • "We urge other investigators to create pregnancy and breastfeeding registries as well as to conduct efficacy and safety studies of the COVID-19 vaccines in the pregnant and breastfeeding woman and their offspring," they added.

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