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Varicella Vaccine And Egg Allergy
Egg allergy/ vaccine: A lot of research has been done on giving flu vaccines to egg-allergic kids, and the conclusion is that it is safe. Current cdc guidelines do not state any warnings about eggs related to the varicella vaccine: www.Cdc. Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/ should-not-vacc. Htm. ...Read more
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
See below: Severe reaction to egg(anaphylaxis) is not a contraindication for MMR vaccination. Mmr can be given safely by utilizing desensitization technique, small diluted dose first with gradual increased dose in multiple shots. Skin test before vaccination is unreliable and is not recommended. Observation for 90 minutes is also suggested. ...Read more
Yes: Egg allergic individuals, with very few exceptions, can receive the flu vaccine. Protocols are published by the cdc and in jaci that address this issue and how to dose and administer the flu vaccine in this population. E. ...Read more
No egg in vaccine: Viruses used to make influenza & MMR vaccines are grown on hen's eggs. The manufacturing process removes all egg from mmr. A few lots of flu vaccine retain traces of egg & may cause problems in patients with egg anaphylaxis. Most such patients can receive flu vaccine with appropriate safety measures either skin testing to vaccine before injection or vaccinating in 2 doses, the 1st a low test dose. ...Read more
Severe allergic reaction (e.g., anaphylaxis) after a previous dose or to a vaccine component. Pregnancy. Known severe immunodeficiency (e.g., from hematologic and solid tumors, receipt of chemotherapy, congenital immunodeficiency, long-term immunosuppressive therapy; or patients with HIV infection who are severely immunocompromised).
Quick guide to contraindications at CDC website. ...Read more
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 then you don't need varicella vaccine as you are immune to varicella. ...Read more
You have no immunity:
If you have not had Chicken Pox as a child and no immunization for Varicella you have no immunity against Chicken Pox and are susceptible if exposed.
To be sure you can get your titer checked and if negative it is never too late to get the Varicella Vaccine
If the titers are positive that means either you had the disease in the past or had the vaccine
Get the IGG Titers ...Read more
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: If you are sure hat you did have the chicken pox it is not necessary. ...Read more
Vaccine: Most of us who had chicken pox at a young age have lifelong immunity. A simple blood test can be done to confirm this. If the test shows no immunity, the vaccine is given. If no test is done, there is no harm in receiving the vaccine. I would, however, make sure it was the chicken pox vaccine you were given and not the shingles vaccine, which is more commonly given in the older age range. ...Read more
No guarantees: No vaccine is 100% effective, so it's impossible to guarantee immunity, but it definitely lowers your risk. ...Read more
I'm 26, I've never recieved a varicella vaccine, or had chicken pox. Can i still get chicken pox vaccine or is it rare for adults.
Get it or test blood: You can get the vaccine now and I would encourage you to do so. They could test your blood for antibodies that would show you had it and are immune, but that would require an extra visit. Getting a dose is still okay if you had it. One of the 4 fatal cases of varicella I'm aware of was an otherwise healthy 25 yo male (varicella pneumonia). ...Read more
I am 31 years old and have never had chicken pox. Is it more serious if you contract it as an adult? Should I get the varicella vaccine
Chickenpox: You should have a titer done to see if you are immune. If it comes back negative then you should be immunized. Many people have chicken pox but don't remember or fon't have enough symptoms for it to be diagnosed. ...Read more
I was wondering if I had two doses of the MMR vaccine and 1 does of the varicella vaccine would I have to have another dose of the varicella?
Children are now: Required to have two doses of MMR and varicella vaccines at age 1 and 4 years old. ...Read more
85% AND 100%:
1 Dose of varicella vaccine is 85% effective at preventing any form of Varicella(Chicken Pox)
And 100% effective in preventing severe form of chicken pox
It means if 15% odds you get varicella it will be really mild as you have some immunity ...Read more
If you are 39 years of age, I'm not sure you could have had the series as a child in the usa as it wasn't routinely available until 1995. It was used in asia in the 1970's but not here. If I do the math, you were at least 22 years of age in 1995, not childhood age. You couldn't have had chickenpox as kid.
Maybe you are remembering other vaccines instead that you received in childhood.
Hope this helps! ...Read more
Do doctors think it's guarenteed that a person taken the varicella vaccine won't get chicken pox?
No: This vaccine is a modified strain of the wild varicella virus & is thought to confer lifelong immunity in 85 -90 % after 1 dose. A second dose is recommended for all kids and adults, to pick up the stragglers with poor initial response and brings up the protection rate above 95%. One dose confers protection from the major complications. ...Read more
I got the varicella vaccine in the afternoon and a very high fever that night. Are these related?
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
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more