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Is it okay to be in the same car that a child who has chickenpox rode in earlier?

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In brief: Risk is low.

A vaccinated child would face an extremely low risk in this situation; an unvaccinated child's risk would be higher, but still not as high as with face-to-face contact.

In brief: Risk is low.

A vaccinated child would face an extremely low risk in this situation; an unvaccinated child's risk would be higher, but still not as high as with face-to-face contact.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Probably

Chickenpox is highly contagious, but the chances of getting it from the inside of a car formerly occupied by a contact is much smaller than being around the contact in person.
Besides, most kids have been immunized against chickenpox, and most adults had it as kids, so it's only an issue if you've never had it, and have never been vaccinated against it.

In brief: Probably

Chickenpox is highly contagious, but the chances of getting it from the inside of a car formerly occupied by a contact is much smaller than being around the contact in person.
Besides, most kids have been immunized against chickenpox, and most adults had it as kids, so it's only an issue if you've never had it, and have never been vaccinated against it.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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