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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. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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