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mRNA SARS-CoV-2 vaccination before vs. during pregnancy and omicron infection among infants

JAMA Network Open

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About The Study: Maternal mRNA vaccination was associated with a lower risk of Omicron SARS-CoV-2 infection among infants up to six months of age only if the vaccine was given during the antenatal period in this study of 7,292 infants in Singapore. These findings suggest that mRNA vaccination during pregnancy may be needed for lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection among newborns. 

Authors: Orlanda Goh, M.B., B.S., M.P.H., of Singapore General Hospital in Singapore, and Chee Fu Yung, M.B.Ch.B., of KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Singapore, are the corresponding authors. 

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