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Study Finds COVID Shot Safe During Pregnancy

Findings suggest the vaccine might offer some protection to baby, too

A study published recently in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology shows that COVID-19 vaccines are not only safe and effective for pregnant or breast-feeding women, but also might offer some protection to their unborn child. Vaccine-generated antibodies were also present in all umbilical cord blood and breastmilk samples taken from the study, showing the transfer of antibodies from mothers to newborns.

The study, led by Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and the Ragon Institute, involved a small sample of 131 women who received one of the two mRNA vaccines currently in circulation. Vaccine-induced titers--or antibody levels--were equivalent in all three groups.

Despite the size of the study population, it is still the largest study to date measuring the COVID vaccine in this population. 

You can read more about this study on NPR Shots.