FACT CHECK: It’s not true that a newborn’s skin has blisters due to the mother’s Covid-19 vaccine

Merdeka.com – Circulating uploads of pictures of a baby whose skin is red around his thighs and back. The baby’s skin is claimed to have blisters due to the effects of the vaccine the mother received while pregnant.

Newborn baby’s skin scalds V*S*N BEFORE BIRTHsaid the narrative in the picture.



Reporting from Liputan6.com, the Specialist in Clinical Pathology Hospital (RS) Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta, Dr. Tonang Dwi Ardyanto, Sp. PK (K), Ph.D, FISQua, said that until now there is no evidence that Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy can cause skin blisters for newborns.

“If it’s a real case, then of course the investigation, the National AEFI Team will answer it. But if it’s a connected image, then until now there is no proven relationship between COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy and this incident,” said Dr Tonang to Liputan6 .com, Wednesday (2/3/2022).

According to Dr. Tonang, there are several types of disorders on the baby’s skin. First, Hemolytic Disease of Newborn (HDN). HDN is the clumping and rupture (lysis) of the erythrocytes (red blood cells) of the fetus or newborn.

This is due to an incompatibility (Rhesus blood group incompatibility) between the mother and the fetus she is carrying. The incompatibility triggers an immunological reaction, leading to clumping and rupture of the fetal red blood cells.

“The fragments then accumulate under the skin. In a severe and severe reaction, it can cause death of the fetus or newborn baby. Conditions can occur – it is not certain to happen – in rhesus negative mothers who carry fetuses with rhesus positive blood types. The incidence is around 3-80 per 100,000 births,” said Dr Tonang.

Then there is Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (S4). This occurs due to infection by the Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. These bacteria trigger inflammation so severe that the skin can peel. Usually occurs in newborns, children, and people with weakened immune systems (immunocompromised).

“The incidence is very rare, but we must always watch out for it,” said Dr. Tonang.

“So the two diseases are not related to the administration of vaccines to pregnant women. Even before the Covid-19 era, pregnant women were sometimes given Tetanus Toxoid vaccination to prevent the risk of tetanus infection,” continued Dr. Tonang.


The baby’s skin is claimed to have blisters because the effects of the vaccine that the mother received during pregnancy is not true. In fact, there is no evidence that the Covid-19 vaccine during pregnancy can cause skin blisters in newborns.

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