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I have had my 1st varicella immunization, and i had the chickenpox when i was like 8 yrs old, do I need to get booster?

I have had my 1st varicella immunization, and i had the chickenpox when i was like 8 yrs old, do I need to get booster?

No: If you have had wild chickenpox, there is no need for the primary or booster varicella vaccine.There is a blood test that could provide proof of your varicella status. It would also not hurt you if you received a second vaccine. ...Read more

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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Is it possible to get chickenpox after the vaccine?

Is it possible to get chickenpox after the vaccine?

Yes : The vaccine is considered 85-90% effective in preventing chickenpox with a single dose in childhood & 95+ effective with 2 doses. The frequency of death or hospitalization during chickenpox drops considerably after one dose. ...Read more

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Can I get chickenpox if I was given the vaccine as a child?

Can I get chickenpox if I was given the vaccine as a child?

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 more

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Could an adult who has never had chickenpox get the vaccine?

Could an adult who has never had chickenpox get the vaccine?

Maybe,maybe not: You may have had it & never knew it or had it called something else. If that't too much hassle i would just get it.Chickenpox can be nasty in adults. ...Read more

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Could i possibly contract chickenpox even after i got the vaccine?

Yes: The cpx vaccine was found to be ~ 85% protective with one dose and >95% protective with 2 doses at least 28 days apart. Some that do get the illness after vaccination have a milder case or unusual pattern of blisters. The main selling point of the vaccines in the beginning was it's ability to decrease the frequency of death & hospitalization to minimal levels. ...Read more

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Would it be possible for me to have gotten chickenpox after getting the vaccine?

Would it be possible for me to have gotten chickenpox after getting the vaccine?

Yes : The vaccine is considered 85-90% effective in preventing chickenpox with a single dose in childhood & 95+ effective with 2 doses. The frequency of death or hospitalization during chickenpox drops considerably after one dose. ...Read more

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What are the chances of my children getting chickenpox after being exposed, and they have all had the vaccine?

What are the chances of my children getting chickenpox after being exposed, and they have all had the vaccine?

Chicken pox after va: Chicken ox after varicella vaccine can happen rarely if the vaccine was not stored at the proper temperature due to some reason breakthrough infection caused by wild type varicella virus but even if you get the disease it is quite mild. ...Read more

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Is there a chickenpox vaccine?

Is there a chickenpox vaccine?

Yes: The present vaccine is derived from the oki strain developed in japan in the 1970's & in limited use in the us until ~1995. It is effective in children, teens or adults. It is usually given first at a year of age as earlier doses are not as effective. A booster is given at 4-5 or per your physicians schedule. ...Read more

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Could there be a chickenpox vaccine for adults in the philippines?

Chickenpox vaccine: Yes. The brands are varilrix/ okavax/ and mevac-vari . Best to take 2 does of the same brand but if that is not possible take a different brand. ...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