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Can you receive the chicken pox vaccine as an adult?

Can you receive the chicken pox vaccine as an adult?

Yes you can: All people over the age of 13 who have not had chicken pox and have not received the vaccine should get two doses of Varicella Vaccine a month apart to get the desired immunity ...Read more

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Chickenpox (Definition)

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


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Have you received the chicken pox vaccine as an adult?

Have you received the chicken pox vaccine as an adult?

Yes: Chickenpox can be a rather nasty experience for an adult, producing a sometimes fatal varicella pneumonia. Those with no evidence of previous varicella by blood test or personal history should consider vaccination. ...Read more

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Should I get varivax ( chicken pox) vaccine if i'm already an adult?

Should I get varivax ( chicken pox) vaccine if i'm already an adult?

See below: You can either get the vaccine, or have titers drawn to see if you have had chicken pox. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was not vaccinated with the varicella(chicken pox) vaccine. Is it more dangerous to catch chicken pox as an adult?

I was not vaccinated with the varicella(chicken pox) vaccine.  Is it more dangerous to catch chicken pox as an adult?

Adult chicken pox: Chicken pox as an adult can be more dangerous and you can have more side effects form it including pneumonia, etc. ...Read more

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I am 31 years old and have never had chicken pox. Is it more serious if you contract it as an adult? Should i get the varicella vaccine

Chickenpox: You should have a titer done to see if you are immune. If it comes back negative then you should be immunized. Many people have chicken pox but don't remember or fon't have enough symptoms for it to be diagnosed. ...Read more

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Can chicken pox from the vaccine?

Can chicken pox from the vaccine?

Vaccine rash: 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 the weakened virus does not have the same potency.The blisters of wild cpx often average about 200 while with the vaccine rash often has less than 15.Protection from future cpx is assured. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for chicken pox?

Is there a vaccine for chicken pox?

Yes there is: Yes there is a Vaccine for Chicken Pox and is given to children at age of 12to18 months and booster at 4to6 years age ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Immunization (Definition)

The body is artificially exposed to a dead or weakened organism of a type able to cause disease. The body fights the organism and learns to protect itself, so disease will not develop if exposed to ...Read more