How Covid Vaccination Can Affect A Newborn Child, According To CDC


Receiving the COVID-19 vaccine when pregnant can have some benefits for the newborn child as well, according to a study from the Centers for Disease Control. 

Dr. Dana Meaney-Delman of the CDC explained that the odds of an infant below the age of six months being hospitalized because of COVID is reduced to around 60% if the mother received two shots of either mRNA vaccine [Pfizer or Moderna]. The health agency describes its findings as being “highly welcome,” and that “maternal vaccination is a really important way to help protect the young infants.”

The CDC highly encourages pregnant women to get vaccinated and further emphasized its safety. “COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy is recommended to prevent severe illness and death,” the agency said Tuesday. “Infants are at risk for COVID-19–associated complications, including respiratory failure and other life-threatening complications.” 

Data from the study looked at infants below the age of six months across 17 states in 20 pediatric hospitals.  Around 85% of infants hospitalized due to COVID were born to unvaccinated mothers, according to NBC News

CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky clarified that “those who received a booster dose had the most protection against emergency room visits, urgent care clinic visits, and hospitalizations.”

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