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Infant Immunity

  • What are the pieces at play to make an antibody (memory) when an infant receives an antigen?
  • What is Th1/TH2 and why is it important when we are discussing vaccines?
  • What cytokines are important in an infants development?
  • Can infants seroconvert well?

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

  • When a mother receives the Tdap vaccine in pregnancy, does this affect her own baby’s ability to make antibodies to pertussis?
  • What role does breastfeeding play in vaccination?
  • What is passive immunity?
  • How is natural immunity achieved?
  • Do vaccinated mothers to MMR provide protection of measles via passive immunity to their baby?

Viruses We Vaccinate Against

  • What are all the viruses we vaccinate against and why?
  • What are examples of viruses we do not vaccinate against?
  • What role does vitamin A play?

Bacteria We Vaccinate Against

  • What are all the bacteria we vaccinate against?
  • What are examples of bacteria we do not vaccinate against?
  • What are gram negative vs gram positive bacteria?