With this whole pandemic due to coronavirus, science has shown its wonder in one way o the other. This similar came to the front of a pregnant mom who was vaccinated, passing on the baby’s antibodies. That, too, happened after the first dose of the Moderna vaccine. In most people, the covid vaccine has not shown results of producing antibodies after the first dose ad they had to go through the second dose after three weeks, but in some cases like this, the antibodies build up right after the first dose. This mother gave birth to her daughter three weeks after her first dose, and when tested, it was found that both mother and the baby girl had the antibodies. This shows that passing on the antibodies to the baby is possible and probably a good thing.
Previous researches on similar topics
As a result of previous research, maternal vaccination for influenza gives babies the antibodies through the placenta for the protection against the influenza virus. In another one of the researches, it was revealed that the antibodies formed after the covid itself are passed along to the baby through the placenta, but either the antibodies formed by the vaccination will go through that question until now.
The revelation about that mother
Ever since that report came out, the mother was contacted, and it was acknowledged that the mother has not been in contact with the COVID virus itself throughout this period. She was able to get the Moderna vaccine at the end of January, which led to the conclusion that the antibodies that were passed on to the baby through the placenta were, in fact, the ones that were produced due to the COVID vaccine.
After the birth of that baby
The baby born after three weeks of the first vaccine was completely healthy and normal, which was a relief. The second dose of vaccine was given to the mother after the baby’s birth, and the baby was examined properly even after that. The baby seems to have normal sleeping and eating routine.
What hope it gives to the upcoming researches
From the time this news came to the front, the doctors have made it important to have a strict check on the vaccines given to pregnant mothers. With specific entries being made of the pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, the data will be easy to collect. Moreover, there will be new researches that will determine which trimester or month should this vaccine be given to pregnant mothers for a child to have antibodies by the time of birth. More efficacy studies will show what dose is required of the vaccine when you want antibodies to reach the baby through the placenta.
More efficacy and safety studies will be done, and are some are already going on to find all the possible side effects of this vaccine and how can we combat those side effects