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I am pregnant, due in two weeks. I just got the H1N1 vaccine today. Will it give my baby any protection from the virus when she's born?

In Topics: H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu)
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Oct 26, 2009
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What the Expert Says:

Great question. I would ask your obstetrician.  Since the maker of the vaccine for H1N1 claims a two week period until full immunity in most people, the placenta could transfer antibodies to the fetus. I would check with the maker Medimmune to confirm the information.  Google Medimmune, LLC in Gaithersburg, MD>

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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