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How Long Does A Chicken Pox Vaccine Last
How long does the chicken pox vaccine last? My son is 2 and got it last year, just wondering if he can still get them? I had them at 5
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
Hard to say: Since it has only been in wide use in the us since the mid 90's, we don't have enough long term data available to be sure.Most research suggests that completion of the two dose series will produce lifeling immmunity in >95% of recipients. ...Read more
I received 5 vaccinations yesterday and now I feel terrible. How long would the side effects last. I got the polio meningococo chicken pox etc.....?
I'm 42 had a chicken pox vaccine last week. Injection site was red and swollen now have like a blister on my chest. Is that normal?
Chickenpox: Vaccine as with any other vaccines can cause redness and slight swelling at the site of shot. The first vaccine will give you 95% protection and close to 100% the second time around. Some people will come down with mild chickenpox after the shot. If not sure, please consult with your physician. ...Read more
More than 30 years: The CP vaccine we use today was developed in japan in the late 70's & reviewed by our fda for ~ 16 years before they decided the cost of general use offset the cost of deaths/hospital care & work loss in the us. It had been available for limited use thru the cdc for cancer patients during its review.It was approved in 1995 & adoped by may states thereafter. ...Read more
Lifetime: It should be life long. It produces immunity about 75% of the time after 1 shot and close to 100% after 2 shots. There are no recommendations for boosters unless blood testing shows that you are not immune, after receiving the 2 shots. ...Read more
I have chicken pox &i have had a vaccine and it's a very mild case, how long should I stay out of school?
Until no new sores.: Chicken pox, which you can still get mildly even if you've been vaccinated, is contagious until all the sores are crusted over and there are no new ones. If you see any new sores at all, it's still contagious and other people are at risk. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take after getting varicella vaccine to become immune to chicken pox?
4-6 weeks: Hard to be precise because the answer is based on when it was measured and no one checked day after day. At 4-6 weeks, immune response was strong. The exact % response varies by age. A second later dose raises overall response rates a small but significant degree. Two doses seem to keep kids protected for many many years; adults not as exact. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5604a1.htm. ...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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