If I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant does the immunity offer protection after the baby is born?

Question: 

If I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant does the immunity offer protection after the baby is born?

Answer: 
Yes, it is well-recognized in other infectious diseases, such as flu and whooping cough (pertussis), that antibodies (protection) resulting from vaccination in a pregnant person provide protection for the first six months of an infant’s life. Many studies have shown that infants born to those who are vaccinated have more antibodies against COVID-19 and are less likely to be admitted to the hospital with COVID-19. If the pregnant person has not been vaccinated or infected, the baby does not have the protection of antibodies transferred from the parent during the third trimester of pregnancy.
 
Date last reviewed: 
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2022