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Effective vaccination of pregnant women in Cuba

Havana, Mar 1 (Prensa Latina) The effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccination in pregnant women in Cuba is evident today after the results of studies carried out on newborn children who are carriers of defenses against the disease.

The babies of mothers who were infected or vaccinated, provide their children with levels of antibodies capable of protecting them against the virus, so that the little ones have a favorable condition for their protection, said Dr. Arturo Pérez de Villamil, in charge of the research.

“This study aims to determine the time lasting of the antibodies and, among other aspects, their presence in mother’s milk,” said Dr. Gustavo Aldereguía Lima, also a neonatologist at the University General Hospital of Cienfuegos.

According to the 5 de Septiembre newspaper of the city of Cienfuegos, the study is being carried out in close collaboration with the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) and the Dr. Pedro Kourí Tropical Medicine Institute (IPK).

Regarding the finding, Dr. Dagmar García of the IFV highlighted the relevance of vaccinating pregnant women with the Cuban immunogens Abdala, Soberana 02 or Soberana Plus to confer maternal-fetal antibodies to their children.

On July 28 last year, Cuba started the Covid-19 immunization in pregnant women and infants.

Dr. Noemí Causa, head of the Maternal and Infant Care Program (PAMI) of the Ministry of Public Health, opportunely referred to this process, which began with women in the second and third trimester of their pregnancy.


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