Partially-vaccinated woman gives birth to baby with COVID antibodies

FLORIDA (WABC) -- A woman in Florida is believed to be the first to give birth to a baby with COVID antibodies.

The Boca Raton woman received a single dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.

Three weeks later, doctors say she gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

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There was a special reunion Friday as a new mother met with the Suffolk County police officers who delivered her baby daughter on the side of a Long Island road.

They say her cord blood had antibodies against COVID.

Doctors hope this leads to further studies of maternal COVID vaccinations to protect babies as well.

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