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Can tetanus antibodies cross the placenta?

Patient: Hello, I am a student researching tetanus and I was wondering if tetanus antibodies can cross the placenta and be transmitted to the fetus? Would the baby be born with immunity? Are there any contraindications of giving the vaccine during pregnancy? Thanks!

 

 

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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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