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#1 of 3 Old 11-29-2012, 09:14 PM - Thread Starter
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My children had their first chicken pox vaccination about one year ago (they are elementary age).  They have not had any sort of booster.


A good friend of mine called today telling me her child came home with CP.  Should I give my children a natural "booster" by taking them over and exposing them?  Am I risking them getting CP, or if they got sick would it be Shingles at this point?  Thoughts, ideas, advice please!

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Edited to say I'm posting this in the mindful vaccination forum too...not sure where it best belongs  redface.gif

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I think they get a booster - but there is a risk they get CP (no vaccine is 100% as we all know here). If I understand correctly they won't get shingles - that's a re-emergence of the CP virus after it's been latent in your body for a while (I think), so you need to have had CP first before you can get shingles. 

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