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Can you become immune to sepsis?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 34 years experience
No: Many different bacterial, viruses, fungi, etc... Can cause sepsis, an overwhelming infection spread throughout the body. Most of the germs that can cause sepsis are not vaccine-preventable.
Dr. Paul Christakis
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Depends...: There are 2 vaccines given in infancy, which can greatly decrease an infant's risk of sepsis due to 1) pneumococcus and 2) hemophilus inf type b bacteria. Make sure your baby gets these vaccines, and gets them on time. The last cases i saw of these types of sepsis were during my hospital training, as the vaccines were being introduced to the public, many years ago! the bacteria are still out there.

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