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Can a vaccinated child be a chicken pox "carrier" and give it to an unvaccinated child or adult?
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: No
Even though the vaccine is a live virus you cannot spread it to others.
However people immune suppressed may be ate some risk to getting the disease.

In brief: No
Even though the vaccine is a live virus you cannot spread it to others.
However people immune suppressed may be ate some risk to getting the disease.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No, but...
According to cdc, vaccinated children cannot transmit the vaccine virus, or at least it has never been documented.
However, when the vaccinated child develops a rash following vaccination, that's in essence a mild case of chicken pox, and that kid is contagious until the blisters form scabs. But as far as we know, there is no such thing as a "carrier state" for vaccinated kids (or adults).

In brief: No, but...
According to cdc, vaccinated children cannot transmit the vaccine virus, or at least it has never been documented.
However, when the vaccinated child develops a rash following vaccination, that's in essence a mild case of chicken pox, and that kid is contagious until the blisters form scabs. But as far as we know, there is no such thing as a "carrier state" for vaccinated kids (or adults).
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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