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If my mom had the smallpox vaccination before she got pregnant, am I immune?

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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Don't need to be

Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide so there is no longer any need for vaccination, and no you are not immune.

In brief: Don't need to be

Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide so there is no longer any need for vaccination, and no you are not immune.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Maureen Mays
Clinical Lipidology
4 doctors agree

In brief: NO

No.

In brief: NO

No.
Dr. Maureen Mays
Dr. Maureen Mays
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: The vaccination

would not infer immunity to a child that wasn't even conceived.
However, it is likely that she still has immunity. A study called “Duration of antiviral immunity after smallpox vaccination.” Hammarlund E. etal (Nat Med 2003) showed that >90 % of volunteers vaccinated 25 to 75 years prior still had significant humoral / cellular immunity. ** http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12925846**

In brief: The vaccination

would not infer immunity to a child that wasn't even conceived.
However, it is likely that she still has immunity. A study called “Duration of antiviral immunity after smallpox vaccination.” Hammarlund E. etal (Nat Med 2003) showed that >90 % of volunteers vaccinated 25 to 75 years prior still had significant humoral / cellular immunity. ** http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12925846**
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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