While the Biden administration pushes the federal vaccine mandate and vaccine mandate in companies with more than 100 employees, many people still remain vaccine hesitant and they decide to remain unvaccinated.
Meanwhile, a huge debate is ongoing if those who recovered from the Covid-19 virus have the same or better immunity compared to those who only got any of the available vaccines.
Doctors measure the Covid-19 immunity by the number of antibodies in the system and the number of Covid-19 antibodies may vary from one person to another depending on multiple factors. For those who contracted the virus, the number of antibodies will usually depend on when that person recovered from the virus, for who long that person had symptoms and the severeness of their condition when they were infected.
When it comes to the vaccines, even additional factors will affect the number of antibodies including type of vaccine and when a person had received the vaccine. It’s becoming way more difficult to determine what really affects the number of antibodies in those vaccinated.
Since the Covid-19 is new virus, there are still many open questions that health experts and scientist are looking for answers. One of those question is certainly if the antibodies can be transferred to babies from pregnant mothers or with breastfeeding. And according to today’s case, the answer is yes.
Last week, North Carolina doctors were in complete shock when they discovered a huge number of Covid-19 antibodies in six-month-old toddler who never got infected with the virus and he never got the Covid-19 vaccine.
The little Henry had his six-month regular checkup when doctors discovered that he got Covid-19 antibodies. They double checked with Henry’s parents to confirm that he never got vaccinated and the he never contracted the virus.
However, Henry’s mother, who works as a nurse practitioner, contracted the virus in the early months of the pregnancy. She recovered in less than ten days, but she got vaccinated few months later as she wanted to be fully safe since she works with patients every day.
“We definitely see that pregnant women get very, very ill from COVID and at one point several weeks ago, there were several women in the ICU because of COVID,” said C. Bush, Henry’s mother.
Baby Henry is the other reason Bush got the shot.
“It gives me some reassurance with him knowing he has antibodies as far as letting him be at daycare or letting him be around other people,” Bush said.
Doctors are not sure how long the baby will have the antibodies, but this is another step further in Covid-19 research and one reason more for pregnant woman to get the vaccine as soon as possible.