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Do children experience side effects from the chicken pox vaccine?
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection.
Less than 1% of children given the chicken pox vaccine will develop 1-2 "pox" at the site of injection. The potential serious illnesses that can be caused by getting chicken pox far outweigh these mild local reactions.

In brief: Yes
Side effect to the chicken pox vaccine include local redness or temporary pain at the site of the injection.
Less than 1% of children given the chicken pox vaccine will develop 1-2 "pox" at the site of injection. The potential serious illnesses that can be caused by getting chicken pox far outweigh these mild local reactions.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
All vaccines and all medications and all medical interventions have side effects.
Fortunately the common side effects of vaccines are mild and pass quickly. They include pain at the injection site, rashes, and fevers. Very rarely, more serious side effects are possible. If you think your child is having a significant reaction to a vaccine (or any medicine), contact your doctor.

In brief: Yes
All vaccines and all medications and all medical interventions have side effects.
Fortunately the common side effects of vaccines are mild and pass quickly. They include pain at the injection site, rashes, and fevers. Very rarely, more serious side effects are possible. If you think your child is having a significant reaction to a vaccine (or any medicine), contact your doctor.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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