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Should I get varivax after delivery?

Should I get varivax after delivery?

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

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Should I get varivax (chicken pox) vaccine if I'm already an adult?

Should I get varivax (chicken pox) vaccine if I'm already an adult?

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

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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 don't need varicella vaccine as you are immune to varicella. ...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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What is the minimum amount of time before second dose of varicella vaccine?

What is the minimum amount of time before second dose of varicella vaccine?

3 mos: The current expert opinion is a minimum of 3 months between the 2 doses. ...Read more

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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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Can you let me know how many times can you take the varicella vaccine in your life?

Can you let me know how many times can you take the varicella vaccine in your life?

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

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Recently exposed to someone who has varicella. He never had a varicella vaccine. What should I do?

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

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What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?

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

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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?

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 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 of the injection, as long as several weeks later. Mild antiitching cream may help. ...Read more

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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

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How long after getting varicella vaccine you can get pregnant?

At least 1 month: Since varicella is a live virus vaccine, it can hang around in your system for 4 weeks after administration. And since the worst effects of varicella exposure may occur in the first trimester (also right before delivery), it is best to make sure that month has completely gone by to be sure. Start taking your Folic Acid supplement now if conception is in the near future. ...Read more

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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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