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Vitamin K shots for newborns — it’s safe, effective, and important

The anti-vaccine movement often rejects not only vaccines like hepatitis B but also crucial vitamin K shots for newborns, citing unfounded safety concerns. Vitamin K is essential for blood coagulation, preventing potentially fatal bleeding disorders in infants like Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding (VKDB). Since newborns have low vitamin K levels and insufficient gut bacteria to produce it, and because breast milk contains low vitamin K, the shot, which has been safely used since 1961, is strongly recommended. Myths around its safety, including concerns about synthetic ingredients and jaundice, are largely debunked by medical professionals.

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Mothers protect their newborns with 3 doses of COVID vaccine

A study involving 220 pregnant women found that administering three doses of the mRNA COVID vaccine significantly enhanced protective antibodies in both mothers and newborns, compared to just two doses. The CDC supports COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy due to its efficacy and safety, underscoring the vaccine’s role in safeguarding maternal and fetal health without safety concerns, even in the third trimester.

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Maternal COVID vaccinations are safe for newborns — new study

A large population-based study published in JAMA confirms the safety of maternal COVID-19 vaccinations, showing vaccinated mothers contribute to a lower incidence of adverse neonatal outcomes, such as lower mortality rates and reduced risks of conditions like intracranial hemorrhage and hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. This further supports the benefits of vaccinating pregnant individuals with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

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COVID-19 vaccine during pregnancy – the CDC now recommends it

The CDC endorses the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant individuals based on a study showing no significant safety concerns. Research involving 35,691 pregnant participants found typical vaccination symptoms and no evidence of increased risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. The findings suggest the vaccine’s efficacy and safety during pregnancy, reinforcing its importance for maternal and fetal health.