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Can children get immunity from chicken pox if they were given immunoglobulin when they were 2 or so?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No.

Immunoglobulin is an injection of various antibodies; they last only a short period of time.
In order to develop immunity to chicken pox, one must make one's own antibodies to that virus, which remain circulating in the bloodstream to knock off any chicken pox virus particles they might come across in the future. That is accomplished either by getting the disease or getting the vaccine.

In brief: No.

Immunoglobulin is an injection of various antibodies; they last only a short period of time.
In order to develop immunity to chicken pox, one must make one's own antibodies to that virus, which remain circulating in the bloodstream to knock off any chicken pox virus particles they might come across in the future. That is accomplished either by getting the disease or getting the vaccine.
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Immune globulin only gives temporary immunity, about 1 mounth.

In brief: No

Immune globulin only gives temporary immunity, about 1 mounth.
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