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If I mother has chicken pox while pregnant, will that child be immune to chicken pox?
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: For the first year.
Babies are born with antibodies to chicken pox that they get from the mother, but only for the first year. At age 1 they are then vaccinated.
One caution: if chicken pox occurs during first third of pregnancy, there is a small (2%) risk of congenital chickenpox in the baby, so that risk needs to be discussed with your obstetrician.

In brief: For the first year.
Babies are born with antibodies to chicken pox that they get from the mother, but only for the first year. At age 1 they are then vaccinated.
One caution: if chicken pox occurs during first third of pregnancy, there is a small (2%) risk of congenital chickenpox in the baby, so that risk needs to be discussed with your obstetrician.
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