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Depends : If testing shows you to have no evidence of immunity it would be good to get the vaccine. As an adult, if you had the wild disease it can be quite nasty & produce a lung infection that is quite serious.If you had it during a future pregnancy it could affect the baby even if your case was mild. If you had it near the time of delivery, the baby could develop a fatal case of neonatal varicella. ...Read more
See below: You can either get the vaccine, or have titers drawn to see if you have had chicken pox. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
My 5yrold developed a rash on her upper arm/shoulder where she received 4 vaccinations 2 days ago: DTaP, IPOL, MMR, Varivax. Ok? Apply hydrocortisone?
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
I had chickenpox as a kid, but was still given the varicella vaccine. can something bad happen as a result?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recommended 2: The current recommendation for varicella vaccine is an initial vaccine at age 1 and then a booster, usually given at ages 4-6, but can be given as soon as a month after the first one. However, if you get extra doses, it is not going to do you harm - it will just boost your immunity. Often the military gives you many of these shots at boot camp regardless of whether you've had them before -no harm! ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes full immunity is not achieved with infection and vaccine doses are given. ...Read more
Recently exposed to someone who has varicella. He never had a varicella vaccine. What should I do?
Varicella: Symptoms of chickenpox appear 10 to 21 days after exposure to a contagious person. Adults may have a more widespread rash and longer fever, and they are more likely to experience complications, such as varicella pneumonia. Watch closely for signs and symptoms of infection and contact your doctor asap. ...Read more
What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?
4 weeks: is the minimum recommended interval. The second dose of Varicella must be administered on or after the fourth birthday to be accepted by most schools. ...Read more
What are the downsides of the varicella vaccine for kids? The vaccine is not required in one state but not another -- are there any negatives to it?
Short term : Varicella vaccine is not a dead virus vaccine like flu shots. .It is attenuated (alive but weakened) and can therefore have side effects and symptoms like pain and redness at site of injection, temp elevation, and flu like symptoms these are short lived. Make sure your child is not allergic to anything in the vaccine as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No.Get a more detailed answer ›