PREGNANT women who have been vaccinated pass on high levels of Covid busting antibodies to their babies, a new study shows.
The groundbreaking research found that women who received the Moderna or Pfizer jabs had the protection antibodies.
It’s hoped the findings will encourage more pregnant women to get vaccinated as many have shown a reluctance to get the Covid jab.
Public Health England data has shown that just 10% of the people who have applied for an appointment were available by July’s end.
Scientists from New York University took blood samples from 36 babies delivered from mums given either of the vaccines, Bloomberg reports.
After their mothers were vaccinated, all the babies developed antibodies that protect against Covid-19.
This research is the first to test umbilical cord blood for antibodies to determine if immunity is due to vaccines or infection.
“We didn’t anticipate that. We expected to see more variability,” Ashley Roman, an NYU Langone Health System physician and co-author, stated that the study was a collaboration between Ashley Roman and Ashley Roman.
“We pushed this data out relatively early because it’s a unique finding and it has important implications for care.
“Right now we’re recommending all pregnant women receive the vaccine for maternal benefit.”
The study was published in American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology – Maternal Fetal Medicine on Wednesday.
31 of 36 samples were negative for antibodies against the nucleocapsid-protein protein.
According to this, 31 of the 36 samples were negative for antibodies to the nucleocapsid protein.
Given the study’s small sample size, the team is now looking at results from a larger group, as well as how long immunisation lasts for infants after birth.
Since April, women in Britain are eligible for the vaccine along with the rest of their age.
President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Edward Morris advised pregnant women to get vaccinated.
“We recommend vaccination in pregnancy as it’s the most effective way of protecting women and their babies from severe illness and premature birth.
“We are concerned that increasing rates of Covid infection will adversely impact pregnant women.”
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