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A 40-year-old member asked:

I never had chicken pox and have had one varicella zoster vaccine. am i protected?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
??zoster vac ??: In kids, 1 dose of chickenpox vaccine protects 90% & with 2 doses ~100%, if you only got one i would get a second . If you are over 50 and received the zoster vaccine to prevent shingles, that vaccine is of very high potency and should cover for both CP and shingles.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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