What are the symptoms of chicken pox in a child who has been vaccinated already?

A mild case. The varicella vaccine does not totally prevent chickenpox. The patient usually will get a very mild case, sometimes only a handful of lesions and no other symptoms. A few will actually get a URI and viral illness symptoms with a more typical rash.

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Can a child have chicken pox even if she has been vaccinated?

Chickenpox. Chickenpox after vaccine can occur in two different situations. The more common of the two is a breakthrough infection, which is believed to be caused by a wild-type varicella virus. The second situation, in which you catch chickenpox from the chickenpox vaccine itself, is extremely rare. Second-time chickenpox cases are typically very mild. Read more...
Yes. After the first vaccine the immunity lessens and you could get chickenpox but it usually very mild. After the second dose of the vaccine the risk of infection is almost none. Read more...
Definitely. That is why they get two sets of varicella vaccine now to get a100% protection!one at 1 and 4 years old.First one gives you about 95%protection, that is why some children develop mild case of chickenpox despite getting the vaccine. Read more...

Might a vaccinated child get sick when exposed to a non-vaccinated child with chicken pox?

Partial protection. Some vaccines give partial protection to some kids and these will be susceptable to infection by wild disease carriers. Some of the measles this year in houston were traced to an imported case infecting kids with no, one or two doses. The chickenpox vaccine has essentially ended CP deaths (were 50/yr) but we still see breakthru cases, all of which can develop secondary illnesses like invasive strep. Read more...

What do you suggest if my child got the chicken pox vaccination can she still get chicken pox?

Possibly. Introduced in the late 70's in japan, the current CP vaccine was not adopted in the us until the 90's. There are good data that one dose removes the risk of death with cp, but likely only 85% get protective immunity from 1 dose, with that improving to >95% after 2 doses given at least a month apart. Time will tell if future boosters are needed but with 30+ years of worldwide data it looks good. Read more...

Can your child get the chicken pox after their vaccination by being exposed to another child with them?

Yes, it's possible. It is possible for this to happen, since the chicken pox (i.e., varicella) vaccine is not 100% effective. The vaccine increases the probability of not being infected with the chicken pox virus, but it is not an absolute guarantee. However, a child without the vaccine will almost certainly become infected if exposed (because the virus is so virulent), but the child with the vaccine probably won't. Read more...
Definitely. The first chickenpox vaccine given at 12 months old gives 95% protection, there is a 5% chance that your child will still get the chickenpox, but in a very mild form.That is why they need a second dose(booster) between 4-6 years old to give them 99.99999% protection. Read more...