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My 31 yr old husband was just diagnosed with shingles. I don't know if my 14 month old has had the chicken pox vaccine.Help!

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Information

The shingles shed chickenpox virus but are not as contagious.
It does not enter the saliva or spread in airborne droplets.Avoiding contact with the debris should prevent the spread. The vaccine is recommended but may not stop the germ if given after exposure. A call to your pcp can reveal if the vaccine was given.It is usually given at 1 yr . Incubation runs 10-21 days.

In brief: Information

The shingles shed chickenpox virus but are not as contagious.
It does not enter the saliva or spread in airborne droplets.Avoiding contact with the debris should prevent the spread. The vaccine is recommended but may not stop the germ if given after exposure. A call to your pcp can reveal if the vaccine was given.It is usually given at 1 yr . Incubation runs 10-21 days.
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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chicken Pox

Yes, chicken pos vaccine will help. Maintain usual precautions.

In brief: Chicken Pox

Yes, chicken pos vaccine will help. Maintain usual precautions.
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