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NIH News Releases Feb. 14, 2024

COVID-19 vaccination and boosting during pregnancy protects infants for six months

Findings reinforce the importance of receiving both a COVID-19 vaccine and booster during pregnancy.

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Pediatrics FEB. 9, 2024

Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination and Prevention of Symptomatic Infection in Infants

CV Cardemil et al

Higher transplacental binding and nAb titers substantially reduced the risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection in infants, and a booster dose amplified protection during a period of …

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The New York Times JAN. 30, 2021

Evidence Builds That Pregnant Women Pass Covid Antibodies to Newborns

A new study suggests that protective antibodies can be transferred through the placenta, and the baby may receive more of them if a mother is infected with Covid earlier in her pregnancy.

NIH News Releases AUG. 11, 2023

COVID-19 vaccination and boosting during pregnancy benefits pregnant people and newborns

Clinical trial sought to determine to how much protection against illness the vaccines provided

NIH Research Matters FEB. 1, 2022

COVID-19 vaccines linked to small increase in menstrual cycle length

Women who received COVID-19 vaccines had a less than one-day increase in the length of their menstrual cycles around the time of their doses.

The Scientist AUG. 16, 2022

How COVID-19 Affects Pregnancy

Evidence thus far shows that pregnant people infected with SARS-CoV-2 are at higher risk for severe disease and death, as well as complications in their pregnancies.

NIH News Releases JULY 19, 2022

Vaccine-Induced Immune Response to Omicron Wanes Substantially Over Time

The findings are consistent with real-world reports showing waning protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection during the Omicron wave.