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can you get chicken pox after getting the shot?

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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%.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013

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