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Should I skip the next chicken pox vaccination if my baby reacted badly to the first?
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Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Unless your baby had an anaphylactic-type reaction or requires steroid therapy (for asthma, as an example), or she is immunocompromised, there would rarely be a reason to skip the next booster dose of the vaccination.
Life-changing side effects from the vaccine virus is far less likely than from the potential devastating damage that could be caused by wild chicken pox. Talk to your md about this.

In brief: No
Unless your baby had an anaphylactic-type reaction or requires steroid therapy (for asthma, as an example), or she is immunocompromised, there would rarely be a reason to skip the next booster dose of the vaccination.
Life-changing side effects from the vaccine virus is far less likely than from the potential devastating damage that could be caused by wild chicken pox. Talk to your md about this.
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics
In brief: No
If your baby had a true reaction to the chickenpox vaccine it would have been 5-7 days after the shot.
In that case your child would have exhibited symptoms of a mild case of chickenpox making it even less likely for her to react to booster vaccine.

In brief: No
If your baby had a true reaction to the chickenpox vaccine it would have been 5-7 days after the shot.
In that case your child would have exhibited symptoms of a mild case of chickenpox making it even less likely for her to react to booster vaccine.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
In brief: No
No! it is important for your baby to be fully protected by vaccines.
Please talk to your pediatrician about the reaction you saw after the first varicella vaccine. There may be things you can do to avoid these.

In brief: No
No! it is important for your baby to be fully protected by vaccines.
Please talk to your pediatrician about the reaction you saw after the first varicella vaccine. There may be things you can do to avoid these.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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