Baby born with COVID-19 antibodies, doctors say
NEW YORK - Two pediatricians in Florida believe they have found the first baby born with COVID-19 antibodies.
The Boca Raton doctors say the mother received one shot of the Moderna vaccine and then gave birth three weeks later to a healthy girl. The doctors say the girl had antibodies against the coronavirus.
The new mother was described as a front-line healthcare worker.
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Doctors tested a cord blood sample to determine full-term baby had the antibodies.
The mother, who has been breastfeeding exclusively, then received the second dose of the Moderna vaccine during the post-partum period per the normal 28-day vaccination protocol timeline, the doctors said.
They now plan to publish the results they found in a medical journal and say they hope it leads to more studies on maternal vaccinations.
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