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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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Hi, trying for baby no 2 and blood test results show no immunity to varicella had a booster 2 years ago prior to first baby shd i get another booster?

Hi, trying for baby no 2 and blood test results show no immunity to varicella had a booster 2 years ago prior to first baby shd i get another booster?

Reasonable : Another attempt to build your immunity is certainly worth while. Infection during pregnancy can give rise to the congenital varicella syndrome and around delivery it can result in a devastating infection in baby.Adults don't tolerate the infection well in some cases. ...Read more

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When do kids need a booster of varicella vaccine?

When do kids need a booster of varicella vaccine?

Age 4-6 years: The first vaccine for varicella is given at 12 months of age. A booster is given at ages 4-6, prior to kindergarten entry. ...Read more

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If titer for varicella is high, does that give immunity to shingles? Means no shingles shot necessary? Thanks

If titer for varicella is high,  does that give immunity to shingles?  Means no shingles shot necessary?  Thanks

Correct: You do not need the shingles vaccine with a high varicella titer. Shingles is the virus lying dormant and when really stressed and overall immunity low it can come out in clusters along nerve paths. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can be wonderful u have an outbreak. ...Read more

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How much time after my varicella shots can I get a meningitis shot?

How much time after my varicella shots can I get a meningitis shot?

Why separate: These do dot interfere with one another. You might just get both the meningitis and the varicella vaccine at the same time. It would save you a trip and would still work fine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a meningitis shot between the two varicella shots?

Is it possible to get a meningitis shot between the two varicella shots?

Yes: These do dot interfere with one another. You might just get both the meningitis and the varicella vaccine at the same time. It would save you a trip and would still work fine. ...Read more

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I got a varicella shot today and I have a egg retrieval in 10 days is that ok? Embryo transfer is in a month

I got a varicella shot today and I have a egg retrieval in 10 days is that ok? Embryo transfer is in a month

Wait 3 months: The varicella vaccine is a live virus, that is unsafe if pregnancy it can cause birth defects. Avoid all pregnancy related activity, including egg retrieval, until three months after you received the varicella vaccine. Don't take the risk. ...Read more

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Can i take my second shot of varicella after giving birth? I took the first one before a month of getting pregnant

Can i take my second shot of varicella after giving birth? I took the first one before a month of getting pregnant

Yes: Even though your first shot was prior to pregnancy. It is not too late to get your second varicella shot. You may take your second varicella shot after delivery. It is not contraindicated with breast feeding. ...Read more

Dr. DAVID AMOS
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Varicella Zoster Virus (Definition)

Varicella-Zoster Virus is a type of herpes virus that causes chicken pox in children and young adults. It causes Zoster, typically in the elderly, which is an outbreak of painful blisters localized in the area of skin innervated ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Herpes Zoster (Definition)

Shingles (herpes zoster) is a painful, blistering skin rash due to the varicella-zoster virus, the ...Read more