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Can you get chicken pox after getting the shot?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Vaccine rash/risk: 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. This is not true wild chickenpox but a "chickenpox lite" since it is a weakened virus.There will be fewer blisters.An estimated 10-15 % kids with a single dose remain at risk of cpx while a booster done later drops that to <5%.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you get shingles when you have chicken pox shot?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Much much less: The advent of chickenpox vaccines in 1995 and more recently zostervax have reduced the incidence of zoster by about 90% since then. The vaccines are still live-virus, but weakened viruses and so less likely to cause disease later on such as zoster...But we can't tell yet. So, odds are that you are about 90% less likely to get shingles with vaccines..Maybe more . Good luck.
A 47-year-old member asked:

It possible for me to get chicken pox again if i had them as a child?

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Can happen: Not that likely, but it could happen. Immunity can not be that great over time and you could get it, again.
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Yes you can get a recurrence its called Shingles.
May 27, 2013
A 48-year-old member asked:

What are the ways that people get chicken pox?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exposure to germ: A non immune person exposed to someone with chickenpox has > 95% risk of acquiring the disease.The cpx patient is contagious from a day prior to breaking out until the sixth day.Their saliva, sneezes or the debris from blisters all can spread the disease.The average incubation is 14 days from exposure but 10-21 is the range.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What would be the latest age you can get chicken pox?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Unknown: Chickenpox has never been a reportable disease by case as there were often 2 million cases/yr in the us before the vaccine. Most adults (90%) who do not recall having cpx have blood evidence of prior infection.It does occur in adults and can be serious, producing a potentially fatal pneumonia.A blood test can determine if a erson is immune.A vaccine is available if not.
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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can you get chicken pox from someone if you had it already ?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Chicken pox: Most likely not, you are probably still immune at your age.

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