Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Reduced Neonatal Respiratory Distress

January 25, 2024

A new UCLA-led study shows that pregnant individuals getting vaccinated against COVID-19 lowers the chances of their newborns experiencing respiratory distress (RD). Investigators examined the link between maternal COVID-19 vaccination and RD in neonates born to mothers exposed to SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy. The risk of RD was significantly lower when the mothers infected during pregnancy were previously vaccinated.

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