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New Covid-19 vaccine study for pregnant women launches – Wiltshire Times

Experts hope to assess vaccine safety and whether protective antibodies are passed to babies.

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The UK’s first Covid-19 vaccine study for pregnant women is set to launch.Around 235 women will be given the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine or a placebo in the study, which is taking place at 11 hospital sites in Newcastle, Leeds, London, Oxford, Gillingham, Edinburgh and Southampton.More than 100,000 pregnant women have already been vaccinated in the US, mainly with mRNA vaccines including Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna, with no safety concerns.
For this reason, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation…

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