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Question about chickenpox vaccine. Is there a 3rd vacc needed in middle adult ages?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Chickenpox vaccine

It used to be one vaccine, but now they added a second one.
It would be a good idea to ask the doctor to do whats called a titer, all they need to do is get a small tube of blood from you from the lab and that is to see if your body has made it's own antibodies so that you will not get the chicken pox. If your counts come back low, then you will need a second vaccine to be fully immunized.

In brief: Chickenpox vaccine

It used to be one vaccine, but now they added a second one.
It would be a good idea to ask the doctor to do whats called a titer, all they need to do is get a small tube of blood from you from the lab and that is to see if your body has made it's own antibodies so that you will not get the chicken pox. If your counts come back low, then you will need a second vaccine to be fully immunized.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes and no

The current recommendation is for 2 doses at least a month apart after the first birthday.
In the aging population (think retirement age) a different vaccine, Zostrix (capsaicin) is like the cpx vaccine but it has about 14X the stimulating material to help those who might develop Zoster, an emergence of the hibernating varicella germ along a nerve.Fading immunity is thought to allow zoster to occur.

In brief: Yes and no

The current recommendation is for 2 doses at least a month apart after the first birthday.
In the aging population (think retirement age) a different vaccine, Zostrix (capsaicin) is like the cpx vaccine but it has about 14X the stimulating material to help those who might develop Zoster, an emergence of the hibernating varicella germ along a nerve.Fading immunity is thought to allow zoster to occur.
Dr. James Ferguson
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