A good looking African American couple vaccinated during COVID-19 cradles their safe newborn daughter between them in their hands as they both lean in and kiss her.

Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! And kudos for getting fully immunized against COVID-19 during your pregnancy for your newborn’s safety. This protects you—and also passes along protective antibodies that may reduce your baby’s risk of COVID-19 infection. In other words, you likely gave your little one some immunity against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from the moment they were born!

Still, you should strongly consider limiting your newborn’s exposure to others. People who aren’t vaccinated against COVID-19 spread the virus, especially the more contagious Delta variant. Also keep in mind that people aren’t fully vaccinated against COVID-19 until two weeks after the last shot.

Read more about newborns and covid here.