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Covid Vaccinations for Pregnant Women May Keep Infants Out of Hospital



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Covid-19 shots administered during pregnancy may keep infants six months or younger out of the hospital, in a study a CDC official says offers the first real-world evidence that antibodies passed onto the baby offer protection.

The study, released Tuesday, marks the latest findings to underscore the benefits of vaccination during pregnancy. It found that infants were 61% less likely to require hospitalization from Covid-19 if their mother had received two doses of Pfizer Inc. or Moderna Inc.'s vaccines.