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Can My Child Still Get Chickenpox After Receiving The Vaccine
Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more
If your child has had the first round of the chicken pox vaccine, can he still get chicken pox before his second vaccine?
Yes: Sometimes full immunity is not achieved with infection and vaccine doses are given. ...Read more
Is it safe for my 4 year old daughter to go swimming right after receiving the varicella (chicken pox) vaccine?
Yes: The activity would not interfere with the vaccines effectiveness . ...Read more
I have the mumps and my daughter is 8 and a half months.will she get the mumps too? she still didn't get the MMR vaccine
I've never had the chickenpox (proven through bloodwork last week) so they gave me the vaccine. Can i get shingles still? Or the chickenpox?
Yes: The recomendations for this vaccine include 2 doses at least a month apart as only 80%+ are protected by 1.The 2nd dose will bring that up to 95%+. Even with 2 dosses there is a minor risk of cpx but if it happened it would most likely be mild.The vaccine is a weakened form of the cpx virus, and cases of shingles have occurred after its use, but at a lower frequency than wild cpx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Son will get a live chickenpox booster vaccine soon. I've had pox twice, apparently my immunity to it is low. Will I catch it from HIS live vaccine?
Unlikely to matter: If the kid did develop a mild rash & illness the agent would be the weakened vaccine virus and not wild chickenpox. If you were exposed to that strain it would be a free booster to whatever immunity you have. Many who think they had it twice were mislabeled in the past & had a variation of hand foot mouth syndrome, which looks similar. ...Read more
If my child gets the MMR vaccine and my baby and myself aren't vaccinated, can we catch measles from her just getting vaccinated?
Yes: A single dose in childhood protects about 85% of recipients while 2 doses at least a month apart brings it up to >95%. Rarely, one could still get it but the partial protection provided by the vaccine series (2) would decrease the risks of a hard case marked by chickenpox pneumonia or other major complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: People who are sensitive to vaccines or the adjuvants in them can react and vomiting is a possibility . It is more likely to be associated with the vaccine reaction if it occurs right after or within 24 hours in my experience. Some people experience fever, fatigue, irritability, or just not feeling well after vaccines. ...Read more
Until no longer ill: I hope your baby is at least 12 mos. Old as children should not get MMR before this. It is advised to not get it if currently ill so hopefully he/she is fully recovered before getting this. For detailed info on the MMR vaccine see http://www.Nvic.Org/vaccines-and-diseases/measles.Aspx don't get other vaccines at the same time. To read my essay on vaccination pros and cons: http://bit.Ly/16rdegh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just received the first shot of the hepatitis vaccine series. Can i still safely breastfeed my baby?
Chicken Pox: The vaccine itself sometimes give chicken pox, but it is usually milder. ...Read more
Can you give chicken pox to a pregnant mother who hasn't had it but had the vaccine? I've got the shingles.
Maybe: A single dose of the vaccine protects 85% while 2 doses brings that up to 95%. If she had the vaccine she is likely protected, but some risk remains. Shingles patients do not pass the germ in the air or saliva like chickenpox, the only infectious material comes from the sores.Simply covering the weeping sores and practicing good hand washing can reduce anyone's risk of germ transfer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vaccine: Most of us who had chicken pox at a young age have lifelong immunity. A simple blood test can be done to confirm this. If the test shows no immunity, the vaccine is given. If no test is done, there is no harm in receiving the vaccine. I would, however, make sure it was the chicken pox vaccine you were given and not the shingles vaccine, which is more commonly given in the older age range. ...Read more
I did not get my 2yo daughter her hep a vaccine. How long does the vaccine last in the body if she were to have gotten it?
HAV immunization: Is probably lifelong.Get a more detailed answer ›
Maybe: Blood studies show about 90% of adults who do not recall having chickenpox or the vaccine have antibodies that show they did. Your doc could order such a test to see if you have protective antibodies. However, it may be simpler to just get the vaccine, since CPX is so hard on adults. It wouldn't hurt to get the vaccine even if you had CPX. ...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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