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Chickenpox Vaccine Pregnant
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
Absolutely: The risks of the vaccine include fever, rash, and occasional discomfort. It does not cause pneumonia or seizures. The disease can cause death, not seen at all with the shot. And with an experience of over 30 years, it does not appear to increase the risk of adult infection. These are the facts. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I month: Cdc recommends waiting 1 month minimum after receiving live vaccine because of the theoretical risk to a fetus. No studies--have ever shown actual harm but cdc feels it prudent to be careful. In women who have had natural infection & fetus developed congenital varicella syndrome, the babies have had serious consequences. If vaccinated & pregnant by accident, baby should be fine but try to avoid. ...Read more
What could happen if I already had the chickenpox but forgot, and then got a chickenpox vaccine anyway?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
20 Years or more: Since experince with this vaccine in japan for twenty years and in us for 15 years , have shown that immunity lasts gor 20 or more years, how long only experience will tell. ...Read more
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...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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