Valentina and Anna are two newborn girls who already have antibodies to the coronavirus. Their mothers were vaccinated with a full course during pregnancy. “Anna, who came into the world on March 9, and Valentina came to life on March 16, are the daughters of two female doctors from Padua. Anna Parolo, immunologist of Ulss 6 Euganea, 36, and Valeria Bernardi, a 37-year-old gynecologist, gave birth to their daughters Valentina and Anna, after having received the vaccine against Covid 19 in the third trimester of pregnancy “, emphasizes Ulss 6 Euganea.
“The two girls are the first in Italy in which antibodies on neonatal blood were isolated at birth – underlines Gianfranco Juric Jorizzo, head of the team of the Prenatal Medicine service of the Ulss 6 Euganea – in fact, international studies, to date , they relied solely on umbilical cord antibodies. “
Both health professionals, who had never been infected with the virus, “voluntarily underwent the first dose of vaccine at the beginning of January and, three weeks later, the second. Regular course for both pregnancies – adds the health company. – the two ladies did not report any side effects after the vaccine was inoculated. The girls, who weighed about 3 kilos at birth, are well, are at home and are exclusively breastfed “.
When the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 begins at the end of December 2020, the two mothers are offered the opportunity to get vaccinated as health professionals. Valeria and Anna are therefore among the first pregnant women to be vaccinated in Italy. “The mothers, followed by the team of the Prenatal Medicine service of the Ulss 6 Euganea coordinated by Dr. Jorizzo, discuss with the experts of the team, including Kimta Ngaradoumbe Nanhornguè, on the advisability of vaccination in relation to their occupational, personal risk and fetal health – underlines the note from Ulss Euganea.
“I am happy that my Valentina has antibodies against the coronavirus and therefore is the bearer of a great message of hope – says her mother Anna Parolo – The health of the newborn depends mainly on her innate immunity and on maternal antibodies transmitted transplacental during pregnancy”.
“It will be interesting in the future to understand if the passage of these antibodies following the maternal vaccination against Sars-Co-V-2 can protect the newborn – concludes Ngaradoumbe Nanhornguè – as happens following vaccinations against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. In this case it should be defined whether there is an ideal phase of pregnancy for vaccination ”.