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Can children get immunity from chicken pox if they were given immunoglobulin when they were little?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Temporary agent

Immunoglobulins given at any time in life provide only a transient (6-8wk or so ) boost to the immune system.These are pooled antibodies that begin to break down over time & are meant to protect against a specific event.
There is no long term benefit. Immunity to CP or other agents is obtained when the antigen (cp vaccine) is given & the body makes its own antibodies that are replenished over time.

In brief: Temporary agent

Immunoglobulins given at any time in life provide only a transient (6-8wk or so ) boost to the immune system.These are pooled antibodies that begin to break down over time & are meant to protect against a specific event.
There is no long term benefit. Immunity to CP or other agents is obtained when the antigen (cp vaccine) is given & the body makes its own antibodies that are replenished over time.
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