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Can I still get the varicella vaccine if I am allergic to eggs?

Can I still get the varicella vaccine if I am allergic to eggs?

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

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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What are the currrent ideas on the MMR vaccine for egg allergy persons?

What are the currrent ideas on the MMR vaccine for egg allergy persons?

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

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Can my child get vaccines if she has an egg allergy?

Can my child get vaccines if she has an egg allergy?

Yes: Only mmr, chickenpox, and flu vaccines have any egg in them at all, and the amount is so tiny that even in highly egg allergic children, serious reactions are extremely rare. ...Read more

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Can someone with an egg allergy get a vaccine?

Can someone with an egg allergy get a vaccine?

Yes: Flu vaccine is produced in eggs. The last flu pandemics have taught us that the amount of egg protein in flu vaccines is negligible for most egg allergy patients; however desensitization or dose challenge is recommended for those with severe reactions as a precuationary measure. ...Read more

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Could someone with an egg allergy get the h1n1 vaccine?

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

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How is it that I can get the h1n1 swine flu vaccine if I have an egg allergy?

How is it that I can get the h1n1 swine flu vaccine if I have an egg allergy?

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

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Can my daughter have the MMR vaccine if she has an egg allergy? What are some good sources?

Yes: 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

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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 then you don't need varicella vaccine as you are immune to varicella. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned if my shot records say I've never had the varicella vaccine?

Should i be concerned if my shot records say I've never had the varicella vaccine?

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

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Should I get a varicella vaccine if I had chicken pox when I was younger?

Should I get a varicella vaccine if I had chicken pox when I was younger?

No: If you are sure hat you did have the chicken pox it is not necessary. ...Read more

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How come I need the varicella vaccine when i already had the chicken pox?

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

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Can a child get chicken pox even though they have had the varicella vaccine?

Can a child get chicken pox even though they have had the varicella vaccine?

Yes: Although the vaccine is the right thing to do, a percentage of children receiving the vaccine find that it does not confer immunity on everyone. But the more people that are immunized, the fewer people have it to spread.Thus, "community immunity" helps also in protection. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to wait for varicella vaccine after taking round of zithromax?

No need to wait: As long as you are feeling well, you can get varicella vaccine. Zithromax should not affect immune response to varicella vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it guaranteed that a person who's taken the varicella vaccine won't contract chicken pox?

Is it guaranteed that a person who's taken the varicella vaccine won't contract chicken pox?

No guarantees: No vaccine is 100% effective, so it's impossible to guarantee immunity, but it definitely lowers your risk. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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How old can you be to get the varicella vaccine?

How old can you be to get the varicella vaccine?

Varicella vaccine: First dose is given at about 12 months. ...Read more

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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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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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Does the varicella vaccine cause severe itching?

Does the varicella vaccine cause severe itching?

It May: I have seen this occaionally at the site of the injection, as long as several weeks later. Mild antiitching cream may help. ...Read more

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How effective is the varicella vaccine for preventing chicken pox?

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

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Why would i not be immune to chicken pox if I had the varicella vaccine series as a child?

Why would i not be immune to chicken pox if I had the varicella vaccine series as a child?

When Vaccinated?: 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

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I got varicella vaccine in the afternoon and very high fever that night, should I be concerned?

I got varicella vaccine in the afternoon and very high fever that night, should I be concerned?

Vaccine reaction: No. Drink plenty of fluids. You can take homeopathic silica to help prevent any side effects from the vaccine. Try belladonna to lower your fever... And pay attention to any other symptoms that may develop... ...Read more

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Do doctors think it's guarenteed that a person taken the varicella vaccine won't get chicken pox?

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

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I got the varicella vaccine in the afternoon and a very high fever that night. Are these related?

I got the varicella vaccine in the afternoon and a very high fever that night. Are these related?

Unlikely.: Varicella vaccine can cause fever, but usually not high. You should speak to your doctor who might want to see you to rule out an infection from another cause, if it continues. Meanwhile, they might recommend ibuprofen or acetaminophen. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Vaccinations (Definition)

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


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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