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Who should get chickenpox vaccine?

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Does an adult need to get chickenpox vaccine?

An adult who hasn't had chickenpox should talk with his or her health care provider about getting chickenpox vaccine.


Should a child get a second chickenpox vaccine if he developed shingles a few years after the initial vaccine for chickenpox was given?

Current recommendations are for two doses of chickenpox vaccine, regardless of the history of chickenpox or shingles.


Why should children be given the chickenpox vaccine?

Otherwise the kids will get chickenpox.


Can chickenpox vaccine kill you?

There have been few deaths occurring shortly after chickenpox vaccine and reported to the CDC's vaccine complication reporting service. The deaths found to be associated with chickenpox vaccine are typically in patients who were immunocompromised and should not have received the vaccine.


Is the chickenpox vaccine intramuscular?

Chickenpox vaccine is not intramuscular. It is a subcutaneous vaccine.


Can you get chickenpox vaccine after you have shingles for prevention in future?

No, there is no reason to get chickenpox vaccine if you've had shingles. You should talk with your health care provider about shingles vaccine.


Should you get chickenpox vaccine after you're infected?

Chickenpox vaccine given within five days of exposure can reduce the severity of disease. After that, there is no benefit to getting chickenpox vaccine if you're already infected.


Should an adult get a chickenpox vaccine to avoid shingles?

No, an adult should get shingles vaccine if they have previously had chickenpox and would like to lower the risk of shingles.


Can you get shingles vaccine if you had chickenpox?

Yes, you can get shingles vaccine if you had chickenpox.


Where was chickenpox vaccine invented?

Chickenpox vaccine was invented in Japan.


Should you get chickenpox vaccine?

You should get it, when you find it easily affordable.


Can you get chickenpox or shingles from someone if you had chickenpox vaccine?

You are not likely to get chickenpox from someone if you had the vaccine. You can get shingles if you had chickenpox vaccine, but you don't catch shingles from someone. Shingles is caused by reactivation of chickenpox virus that is hidden in your own body after having chickenpox or getting the vaccine.


Do you need a second chickenpox vaccine if you have had shingles?

No, there is no need for chickenpox vaccine if you've had shingles. You should talk with your health care provider about the need for shingles vaccine instead.


Does chickenpox vaccine cure chickenpox?

Chickenpox vaccine prevents, but does not cure, chickenpox. However, chickenpox vaccine can be giving within five days of exposure to reduce the risk of developing the disease.


Can you be immune to chickenpox if you never had chickenpox or the vaccine?

No, you can only be immune to chickenpox from having the disease or the vaccine.


Is chickenpox vaccine useful?

Chickenpox vaccine is useful. It reduces the risk of chickenpox, of complications, hospitalizations, and deaths from chickenpox, and of shingles.


What year was the chickenpox vaccine invented?

Chickenpox vaccine was invented in 1974.


Is there a treatment or vaccine for chickenpox?

There are both treatments and vaccine available for chickenpox.


Are chickenpox vaccine and shingles vaccine the same?

Shingles vaccine and chickenpox vaccine have the same content, but the dose is higher in the shingles vaccine.


Is post-vaccine chickenpox contagious?

Post-vaccine chickenpox, while mild, can be contagious to contact who haven't previously had chickenpox or the vaccine.


Can you test positive if you had chickenpox vaccine but never had chickenpox?

A person with a history of chickenpox or history of chickenpox vaccine will typically have a positive antibody test for chickenpox.


Is it dangerous for an adult to get chickenpox vaccine?

It is not dangerous for an adult to get chickenpox vaccine. It can be dangerous, in contrast, for an adult to get chickenpox.


What vaccine cures chickenpox?

There is no vaccine to cure chickenpox. Chickenpox vaccine is used to prevent chickenpox, and can be used up to five days after exposure to the illness. Some severely infected patients might get IVIG to help cure chickenpox, but this is not considered a vaccine.


Can you get shingles if you had chickenpox vaccine?

The manufacturer of the vaccine say that you can get the shingles as this is a live virus that has been attenuated (made "weaker"). You should not get the chickenpox from it.Another answer:The manufacturer doesn't know if this will prevent shingles. They said that it will take several generations to know. If you get the chickenpox vaccine as a child, you should get the shingles vaccine as well later on to be sure.


Why should you take a chickenpox booster?

A single chickenpox vaccine provide 80-85% prevention of chickenpox. The booster increases the effectiveness of chickenpox vaccination.