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COVID mRNA vaccines induce immune response in pregnant, lactating women – CIDRAP

Scientists also detected binding and neutralizing antibodies in infant cord blood and in breast milk, which were somewhat reduced for SARS-CoV-2 variants.



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COVID-19 mRNA vaccines trigger an immune response in pregnant and breastfeeding women, and maternal antibodies transfer into infant cord blood and breast milk, a small descriptive study yesterday in JAMA finds.
A team led by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers in Boston assessed immune response in a convenience sample of 103 pregnant, lactating, and nonpregnant women given either the Pfizer/BioNTech (54%) or the Moderna (46%) COVID-19 vaccine from December 2020 through March 2021. Seventeen…

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