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Infant immunity to chicken pox, can you tell me more?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Confusing question: Infants born to mothers who had cpx before pregnancy will have some transient maternal immunity to cpx transferred via placenta. This is somewhat protective in the first 6 or more months. Research finds infants don't make consistent immunity to a cpx vaccine if given before a year.
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