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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 one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Is it possible to get one IgG titer for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) and varicella if i don't have my immunization card?

Separate issues: There are lab tests available for each of the four agents you listed. Contact your pcp to see if they can be drawn at their office or at a separate lab site. ...Read more

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How long does varicella immunizations last?

How long does varicella immunizations last?

20 years or mor: We only have twenty years experience sice japan and 15 years in us. It last at least 20 years and only times will tell.How long more it lasts. ...Read more

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What is the cost of the varicella vaccine?

What is the cost of the varicella vaccine?

80 TO120 DOLLARS: You have to pay the cost of the vaccine and administration fee.It can cost anywhere from 80 to120 dollars But for Children vaccine for children programme,you can get it free from the health dept clinic and if your pediatrician participate in Vaccine for children programme you can get it free vaccine and pay a small administration fee. ...Read more

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Could i still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

Could i still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

No: You don't need it if you've had chickenpox or a prior vaccine. They may require a blood test (anti-varicella igg) to prove immunity. ...Read more

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Can I get the varicella vaccine as an adult?

Can I get the varicella vaccine as an adult?

Yes if you had no ch: Only if you have not had chicken pox as a child.It is still safe even if you have had chicken pox.But you can have a blood test to determine immunity, as it will show proper amount of igg antibody against varicella and than you dont need varicella vaccine as you are immune to varicella. ...Read more

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If my varicella titer is positive, do I need the shingles vaccine?

If my varicella titer is positive, do I need the shingles vaccine?

Maybe,maybe not: The varicella titer just confirms you had it in the past or had the vaccine. It does not predict whether you may have shingles in the future.The shingles vaccine is primarily intended for the older population, those over 50.I would talk the issue over with the doc who knows your history best. ...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. 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