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COVID-19 vaccination in the first trimester and major structural birth defects among live births

JAMA Pediatrics

Peer-Reviewed Publication

JAMA Network

About The Study: Among live-born infants, first-trimester mRNA COVID-19 vaccine exposure was not associated with an increased risk for selected major structural birth defects in this multisite cohort study.

Corresponding Author: To contact the corresponding author, Elyse O. Kharbanda, M.D., M.P.H., email

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