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Can you take chicken pox after you have the vacine

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No problem: Minor illnesses will not interfere with the effectiveness of the vaccine.

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: When the vaccine was initially approved in the '90's in the us the original use recommended 2 doses for teens . If you had two doses at least 28 days ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
4-6 weeks: Hard to be precise because the answer is based on when it was measured and no one checked day after day. At 4-6 weeks, immune response was strong. The ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Que Chu
Dr. Que Chu answered
46 years experience General Practice
Chickenpox treatment: If you have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated and you are exposed to chickenpox and you received varicella vaccine right away will greatly reduc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Reaction: This is likely a rash from the vaccine. Treat symptoms only, keep covered and avoid anyone who has not had chicken pox. All the best.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Vaccine rash: There are a small percentage of people that will break out in an atypical rash a week or two after receiving the weakened varicella virus injection. ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Chickenpox can be a rather nasty experience for an adult, producing a sometimes fatal varicella pneumonia. Those with no evidence of previous varicell ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
43 years experience Dermatology
Varivax: Varivax is the one you want to get.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Stanford
23 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Yes: No vaccine is 100% effective for every person that gets the vaccine. However, people who get vaccinated have a significantly decreased chance of get ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not really: There are a few kids that receive this vaccine that will breakout with blisters, however this is not the wild chickenpox. Most have fewer than 50 lesi ... Read More

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