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Breakthrough Infection After Chicken Pox Vaccination
Can your child get the chicken pox after their vaccination by being exposed to another child with them?
Yes, it's possible: It is possible for this to happen, since the chicken pox (i.e., varicella) vaccine is not 100% effective. The vaccine increases the probability of not being infected with the chicken pox virus, but it is not an absolute guarantee. However, a child without the vaccine will almost certainly become infected if exposed (because the virus is so virulent), but the child with the vaccine probably won't. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chickenpox is an illness caused by a virus known as varicella zoster. The first time someone is infected with this virus, usually in childhood, he or she will develop an itchy rash consisting of vesicles or fluid filled, reddened blisters. Chickenpox is highly contagious and spread via infected individuals. We now have an effective ...Read more
Can your child still get the chicken pox after a vaccination, by being exposed to another child with chicken pox?
Possible but rare: After one dose of chickenpox vaccine, most children will have enough immunity that they won't get chickenpox even if they are exposed. After two doses, at least 95% of kids have good immunity against the disease. So, there is a slight chance for some kids to get chickenpox even with vaccination. In those cases, the disease is usually pretty mild. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have shingels. 2-3 in year from 2010, after having contact with person with chicken pox, while being bit run down, would you recommend vaccination?
Shingles: Yes i would recommend the shingle shot. ...Read more
Yes: Chickenpox vaccination is not complete protection. People who were previously vaccinated who still develop chickenpox most often have a milder course with fewer lesions ; absence of fever. But 25 to 30% of those can have a course of illness that is the equivalent to that found in an unvaccinated individual. ...Read more
I've got vaccinated from chicken pox after exposure. After 2weeks from vaccination, I have a fever and blisters. Is it chicken pox?
My son had an allergic reaction to the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination what should I do for the second dos he had a very bad case of the hives after receiving the first dose of the chicken pox vaccination
Likely: Chicken pox is easily shared among people who don't have immunity. Immunity is through infection or immunization. It can be contagious a day or 2 before the blisters appear, and remains contagious until all the blisters crust over. It can take 10-21 days to show symptoms once you've been exposed. A vaccine can prevent serious disease. Go to your doc if you get the rash to properly document. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It'd be possible that a chicken pox spread when a person with this infection is inside my neighbor's house?
Yes: It is spread by respiratory droplets. So people around the person can be exposed. If you are not in the neighbors house then you cannot be exposed. If you are not in the physical presence of the infected person you are not exposed. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
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