Coronavirus News Roundup: Studies Examine Pandemic Effects on Asthma, COVID-19 Vaccines in Pregnant and Nursing Women

Here’s a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news.

With all Americans over 12 years able to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and the CDC releasing recent changes to guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals, it’s more important than ever to stay up-to-date on COVID-19 headlines.

Here’s a roundup of the latest coronavirus-related news.

Antibodies In Breast Milk After COVID-19 Vaccination

A research letter reported that robust secretion of SARS-CoV-2 specific IgA and IgG antibodies were found in breast milk of breastfeeding women for 6 weeks after the first of 2 vaccinations against COVID-19.

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Study Examines COVID-19 Vaccine Immunogenicity in Pregnant, Lactating Women

Results of a new study suggest that COVID-19 messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines are immunogenic in pregnant and lactating women, including against viral variants.

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Study Examines Asthma Exacerbations Before and After COVID-19 Pandemic Onset

Results of a recent study showed that asthma attacks have substantially decreased in Black and Hispanic/Latinx individuals with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Addressing Parental Concerns About COVID-19 Vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccine offers some challenges for addressing the vaccine hesitant parent. We sat down with Dr. Donna Hallas to discuss how to communicate with parents as well as how to address vaccines missed because of the pandemic.

Listen to the podcast from Contemporary Pediatrics.