Yes. Although the vaccine is the right thing to do, a percentage of children receiving the vaccine find that it does not confer immunity on everyone. But the more people that are immunized, the fewer people have it to spread. Thus "community immunity" helps also in protection.
Yes. This vaccine is a modified strain of the wild varicella virus ; is thought to confer lifelong immunity in 85 -90 % after 1 dose. A second dose is recommended for all kids and adults, to pick up the stragglers with poor initial response and brings up the protection rate above 95%.One dose confers protection from the major complications.
When Vaccinated? If you are 39 years of age, I'm not sure you could have had the series as a child in the usa as it wasn't routinely available until 1995. It was used in asia in 1970's but not here. If I do the math, you were at least 22 years of age in 1995, not childhood age. You couldn't have had chickenpox as kid. Maybe you are remembering other vaccines instead that you received in childhood. Hope this helps!
Is it possible for you to get shingles or chicken pox if you haven't had the chicken pox, but have had the varicella vaccine?
Maybe. You may have had a mild form of the chicken pox when you were little and you don't even know it. You can have your titers checked and and if they are truly negative you can get the vaccination since getting chicken pox as an adult can be serious. The shingles vaccine is only about 50 percent effective so it is still possible to get shingles even if you have had the vaccine. If you do the case is u.
ALL children. And anyone who has not had chickenpox.
No. If you are sure hat you did have the chicken pox it is not necessary.
Recommendation. You must be certain you have had chickenpox. If there is any doubt check your immunity status and act accordingly.
No. You have a better chance of not getting chicken pox. Sometimes immunizations are not 100% effective. If you are immunized you have a much better chance of not getting chickeb pox or a less severeillness if you, but it is not guarenteed.
No. This vaccine is a modified strain of the wild varicella virus & is thought to confer lifelong immunity in 85 -90 % after 1 dose. A second dose is recommended for all kids and adults, to pick up the stragglers with poor initial response and brings up the protection rate above 95%.One dose confers protection from the major complications.
Vaccine. Most of us who had chicken pox at a young age have lifelong immunity. A simple blood test can be done to confirm this. If the test shows no immunity, the vaccine is given. If no test is done, there is no harm in receiving the vaccine. I would, however, make sure it was the chicken pox vaccine you were given and not the shingles vaccine, which is more commonly given in the older age range.