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If your child has had the first round of the chicken pox vaccine, can he still get chicken pox before his second vaccine?
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The single vaccine does not give full immunity and some children will get chickenpox before receiving the 2nd vaccine.
Usually it is very mild.

In brief: Yes
The single vaccine does not give full immunity and some children will get chickenpox before receiving the 2nd vaccine.
Usually it is very mild.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes.
The first vaccination is only 80-85% effective, meaning your child has a 15-20% chance of getting chicken pox after one vaccination.
That's why the second shot is recommended. Even after two shots, there is still a chance that the child is still susceptible, but it's a very small chance, probably less than 1%.

In brief: Yes.
The first vaccination is only 80-85% effective, meaning your child has a 15-20% chance of getting chicken pox after one vaccination.
That's why the second shot is recommended. Even after two shots, there is still a chance that the child is still susceptible, but it's a very small chance, probably less than 1%.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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