The first-ever known case of a newborn baby with Covid-19 antibodies was reported in Palm Beach County, Florida. After the lady received a vaccine several weeks before giving birth, she gave birth to a baby with antibodies. Two pediatricians from Boca Raton, Fla., detailed the findings in a pre-print case report this month. It is yet to be peer-reviewed.
According to the 28-day vaccination timeline, the woman received her second dose after giving birth. The researchers concluded in their report, “We report the first known case of an infant with SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies detectable in cord blood after maternal vaccination.”
A doctor involved in the research, Chad Rudnick, told WPBF, “This is one small case in what will be thousands and thousands of babies born to mothers who have been vaccinated [over] the next several months.” Researchers said that further studies would help determine how maternal coronavirus vaccinations may protect infants from the virus by creating Covid-19 antibodies.
The report urged other investigators to create pregnancy and breastfeeding registries to conduct efficacy and safety studies of the vaccine in pregnant women.