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Can a child still get chicken pox even though he got all his shots?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: It happens

The first dose after 1 yr of age has been shown to provide protective antibodies long term in at least 85%.
With the 2nd dose, usually given at 4-5y it brings that number up to 95%. That leaves a few that may not have protective antibody levels. Even those would likely have a less intense case unless they just didn't produce any antibodies.

In brief: It happens

The first dose after 1 yr of age has been shown to provide protective antibodies long term in at least 85%.
With the 2nd dose, usually given at 4-5y it brings that number up to 95%. That leaves a few that may not have protective antibody levels. Even those would likely have a less intense case unless they just didn't produce any antibodies.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

The vaccine is a 2 shot regimen because the first alone does not maintain immunity.
So if you only were vaccinated once...Yes you can get a mild case.

In brief: Yes

The vaccine is a 2 shot regimen because the first alone does not maintain immunity.
So if you only were vaccinated once...Yes you can get a mild case.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Yes.

About 5-15% (depending on the study) of vaccinated kids get chickenpox anyway.

In brief: Yes.

About 5-15% (depending on the study) of vaccinated kids get chickenpox anyway.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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