Scientists have confirmed that pregnant women vaccinated with Pfizer or Moderna give their babies antibodies to the coronavirus, Bloomberg writes.
In a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American scientists assessed whether the fetus was immune to the coronavirus if the mother was vaccinated during pregnancy.
All 36 infants in the study had antibodies to COVID-19. Scientists explain this by the fact that their parents were vaccinated with the mRNA vaccine during pregnancy. Unlike traditional vaccines, mRNA vaccines teach cells to make proteins that trigger an immune response when infected.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 30 percent of pregnant women aged 18-49 in the U.S. are vaccinated.