Child I watch is getting Varicella today - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 07-01-2010, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
WhiteHorse's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Midwest
Posts: 195
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
My son has not had the vax and the little boy I watch is getting the shot today. Does anyone know if there is a risk of my son getting it from him? I thought I read the Varicella is a live vax and if so, how risky is it or maybe it's not that easy to catch? I will be watching the boy tomorrow and again next week on Thurs.

Christ Lovin' SAHM to JL 11/07, MP 5/95 and Empty Nester to BT and RM 7/89
WhiteHorse is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 5 Old 07-01-2010, 04:46 PM
xmasbaby7's Avatar
Join Date: May 2005
Location: New England
Posts: 1,393
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I think it sheds in the stool, so vigilant hygiene on your part should be fine.

::: Just another WAHM using this forum to put off picking up toys and cleaning my house.
xmasbaby7 is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 07-01-2010, 05:52 PM
Deborah's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: the Seacoast of Bohemia
Posts: 6,543
Mentioned: 7 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
I've never heard that it sheds via the stool. I think that might be rotavirus or the live polio vaccine.

I think chickenpox sheds via nasal and oral secretions. If the child gets a bit of CP from the vaccine (as in gets a little sick) it seems more likely there would be shedding. But I'm sort of guessing.
Deborah is online now  
#4 of 5 Old 07-02-2010, 09:06 AM
hippy mum's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,540
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Varicella is transmitted through nasal secretions-like a cold. So, if the child getting the vax does become infected with it, he can spread it to your house and anywhere else he goes. The problem is, you won't know if he is infected until he breaks out. Incubation is up to 3 weeks.
hippy mum is offline  
#5 of 5 Old 07-02-2010, 09:28 AM
hollytheteacher's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2,860
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I can't imagine it is easy to catch from a recently vaxed kid. I teach at a preschool where the vaxing is almost exactly 50 50. Meaning half of the kids are vaxed on schedule and half either have no vaxes or just a couple.

None of our unvaxed kids have ever had ANY of the vaccine preventable diseases (except pertussis and the kid wasn't at our school yet when he got it). In fact I know many people who WANT their kids to get chicken pox and still haven't found them.

I don't really see shedding as a possibility except for maybe EXTREMELY rare situations.

me, dh and 2 boys = our family (oh and a cat...who is also a
hollytheteacher is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off