Study: Getting COVID vaccine while pregnant helps protect baby too
(CNN) - Babies whose mothers were vaccinated against the coronavirus have a reduced risk of being hospitalized with the disease.
That’s according to a new study published Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The study found infants are protected for the first 6 months of their lives.
Researchers say pregnant women who got vaccinated later in their pregnancies have an 80% chance of protecting their babies.
That chance reduces to 32% if they got it early on.
The study monitored 379 children who were hospitalized with COVID and other sicknesses at 20 pediatric hospitals between July 2021 and mid-January 2022.
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