Russia’s Gamaleya Chief Confirms COVID-19 Antibodies Transmit from Mothers to Babies

Coronavirus antibodies can be transferred via the placenta of pregnant women to their newborns, Alexander Gintsburg, the head of Russia’s Gamaleya Institute that developed the Sputnik V vaccine, said in an interview with Sputnik.

“Antibodies can transmit through the placenta. A certain type of antibodies can be transferred, and that is great that nature has made such a provision”, Gintsburg said.

Last month, the American media suggested that the first baby in the world was born with COVID-19 antibodies after her mom (a health worker) received a coronavirus vaccine during pregnancy. According to the WPBF, the baby girl was born in late January in Palm Beach County, Florida.

In the meantime, Israeli medics also conducted a study, vaccinating 20 pregnant women, which showed they could easily pass acquired immunity against the virus to their babies.