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Study shows benefits of COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant mothers, newborns

[KSTP-TV News, May 20, 2021] In just the past week, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a report with good news for pregnant mothers and newborns.

"I think the big headline is that the vaccine for COVID vaccine works just as well to provide antibodies as other vaccines we've known about, like mumps and measles," said Dr. Donald Wothe, an Allina Health maternal fetal medicine physician.

The JAMA study says the Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines produce high levels of neutralizing antibodies that block the coronavirus from entering cells.

Wothe says the vaccines help in two ways that benefit both moms and unborn babies.

Posted on May 21, 2021 in coronavirusVaccineMother & ChildThe Mother Baby Center

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