A 39-year-old female asked:
We have 4 kids. 1 6week old infant and the others 6.8.10 all fully vaxed. if our kids wash hands or put hand sanitizer on before holding the baby - they should be able to be around her correct? they aren't around her much
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Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Correct: enjoy your kids, and let them enjoy the new addition, and don't worry much, the infant has got natural immunity from you while in the womb untill age 6 months when his/her immune system matures and works with full potential, keep the routine well baby visits and the scheduled vaccinations, which I trust you do, wish you all wellness
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Last updated Dec 16, 2017
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