Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Potential Impact on Fetal and Neonatal Development — Niel A. Karrow et al. | PubMed Central

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Maternal COVID-19 Vaccination and Its Potential Impact on Fetal and Neonatal Development

Published online 2021 Nov 18.doi:10.3390/vaccines9111351

Niel A. Karrow,1,*Umesh K. Shandilya,1Steven Pelech,2Lauraine Wagter-Lesperance,3Deanna McLeod,4Byram Bridle,3andBonnie A. Mallard3

Stefano D’Errico,Academic Editor

Copyright© 2021 by the authors.Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).

Abstract

Vaccines have been developed at “warp speed” to combat the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Although they are considered the best approach for preventing mortality, when assessing the safety of these vaccines, pregnant women have not been included in clinical trials. Thus, vaccine safety for this demographic, as well as for…

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