Infants born to mothers vaccinated with two doses of an mRNA COVID vaccine during pregnancy are dramatically less likely to be admitted to the hospital for COVID-19 in the first six months of life. This is according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study found that “overall, maternal vaccination was 61% effective at preventing infant hospitalization.”
Reuters reported, “That protection rose to 80% when the mothers were vaccinated 21 weeks through 14 days before delivery.”
Meanwhile, the “effectiveness fell to 32% for the babies whose mothers were inoculated earlier during pregnancy.”
The Hill reports the study used data “from 20 pediatric hospitals in 17 states, from July 2021 to January 2022.”
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