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When a child gets the chicken pox vaccine, are they contagious with chicken pox?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: No, but

A few kids will develop an atypical vaccine response and have a few blisters come up.
The blisters will contain viral particles that represent the weakened vaccine strain.These could be passed on by direct contact to an unvaccinated person.They would likely not have any outward symptoms but would then be immune as if s/he had been vaccinated.

In brief: No, but

A few kids will develop an atypical vaccine response and have a few blisters come up.
The blisters will contain viral particles that represent the weakened vaccine strain.These could be passed on by direct contact to an unvaccinated person.They would likely not have any outward symptoms but would then be immune as if s/he had been vaccinated.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics

In brief: Not contagious

No, the vaccine is attenuated or weaken and they are not contagious.

In brief: Not contagious

No, the vaccine is attenuated or weaken and they are not contagious.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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