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chicken pox vaccination contagious??

post #1 of 6
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I am 33 and never had the chicken pox.

Does anyone know if you can catch the chicken pox from someone who has just been vaccinated for it? My dd's pediatrician says no, but I know it's possible to catch other diseases from vaccinated children.

I am especially concerned due to my age and now that I'm going to the ped's office with my dd so often--that I will catch it from just vaccinated children, nurses who are handling vaccines, etc. It's an awful disease as an adult. I also don't want to chance getting it while pregnant when we decide to have another child, either--as that's risky.

I am considering getting vaccinated for it to avoid the whole issue...

Any experiences or info for me out there???
post #2 of 6
You can ask your doctor to draw a titre for you to see if you're immune. I did that for mmr when I was getting certified for home daycare. I didn't just want to get the shot b/c I was nursing and I knew I was vax'd, but getting hold of the records would be quite the challenge.

I'd start w/the titre and make your decision to vax or not after that info.
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Re: chicken pox vaccination contagious??

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Originally posted by gardenmom
I am 33 and never had the chicken pox.

Does anyone know if you can catch the chicken pox from someone who has just been vaccinated for it? My dd's pediatrician says no, but I know it's possible to catch other diseases from vaccinated children.
I did at 31. A woman I worked with brought her daughter in to work one day. She had just had the CP shot. I got CP 17 days later. It can happen!
post #4 of 6
Yes you can. Sometimes a recently vaccinated person will develop a few pox -if you come in contact with those pox -or more specifically the fluid in them, you can contract chickenpox.
Hope that helps.
Karin
post #5 of 6
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shellbean91...when I was pregnant they tested me to see if I had the antibodies for chicken pox and it came up negative...

Is this the same as a titre??
post #6 of 6
Here's a thread that I started awhile ago that has some info you might find helpful: http://216.92.20.151/discussions/sho...hlight=chicken

I too haven't had chicken pox, and don't really see the point of giving this vax to a child, since chicken pox is a mild illness for a child, but wondered if it might be a good idea to get myself vaxed since my reaction would be much worse if I got chicken pox. Frogertgrl had some good info for me about how the vax company says anybody who gets this vax shouldn't be around infants, or pregnant moms who haven't had it, ect... so I'd say that yes, you can get it from the vax.

I too still need to get a titre test... hopefully I already had the pox when I was very small and it was so mild my parents didn't notice. It'd be SO much easier then!
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