A new study has revealed the story of a pregnant woman in Florida, USA, who was reported to have received the Covid-19 vaccine at 36 weeks of age. She gave birth to her baby three weeks later with antibodies from the vaccine present.
A blood sample was extracted as part of the requirements and precautionary measures. “We tested the baby’s cord to see if the antibodies from the vaccine in the mother passed to the baby which is something that we see happen with other vaccines given during pregnancy,” Dr Paul Gilbert, a local paediatrician in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA.
Test results ascertained that the baby indeed has Covid-19 antibodies. Gilbert adds, “To our knowledge, this was the first in the world that was reported of a baby being born with antibodies after a vaccination.”
Another Local paediatrician, Dr Chad Rudnick said, “This is one small case in what will be thousands and thousands of babies born to mothers who have been vaccinated for the next several months.” Rudnick believes that this new revelation will go a long way in preventing future babies and children from the virus.
However, we can’t get your hopes up yet, a new study has revealed that those newborns born to vaccinated mothers might still be at risk of being infected. “Further studies have to determine how long will this protection last. They have to determine at what level of protection or how many antibodies does a baby needs to have to circulate to give them protection,” Rudnick said.