Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines Effective in Pregnant, Lactating Women, Research Shows
According to a study published Thursday, March 25th in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “The Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines are effective in pregnant and lactating women, who can pass protective antibodies to newborns”. In said study, researchers “looked at 131 women who received either the Pfizer/BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19” and found that “the vaccine-induced antibody levels were equivalent in pregnant and lactating women, compared to non-pregnant women”.
They also found that “the antibody levels were ‘strikingly higher’ than those resulting from coronavirus infection during pregnancy”. The study “also found the mons’ antibodies were present in their umbilical cord blood and breast milk, suggesting they pass on immunity to their babies”.