A woman who received a dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine while pregnant then gave birth to a baby with Covid-19 antibodies, doctors have said.
Two paediatricians based in Boca Raton, Florida, said the case is believed to be the first reported in the world of a baby born with antibodies for Covid-19.
They published their findings in pre-print case report which has yet to be peer-reviewed.
Dr Paul Gilbert and Dr Chad Rudnick said the woman, who is a frontline health worker, received a single dose of the Moderna vaccine three weeks before giving birth to her baby.
“Coming into January, we had the opportunity with a healthcare worker for her to get her vaccine at the end of her pregnancy and then when the baby was born, we were able to test that baby’s cord blood to look for antibodies that were made from the vaccine to see if those antibodies passed from the mum to the baby and potentially give the baby protection,” Dr Gilbert told WPTV.
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