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October 27th, 2009, 08:43 PM
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Hello I am Jessi, mommy to Linda almost 5 and Jeremy 3. Both of my children got the chicken pox vaccine at the age of 1. And both of them got the chicken pox. Yes I know this is extremely rare. To the point the dr office was surprised. I know my daughter is due to get her booster this year. I have done all the vaccines with the exception of hep B and not yet the flu shot this year. I guess my question is has anyone else gotten the chicken pox vaccine and gotten the chicken pox from it? If your kid(s) did get the chicken pox from the vaccine did you do the booster? I just don't want my 5 yo to get the chicken pox again ykwim. Thanks for any information.
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October 28th, 2009, 02:37 AM
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I can't answer your question because my child isn't old enough to receive it yet. But hope someone has an answer for you!
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October 28th, 2009, 09:23 AM
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I'd talk to the doctor. I was under the impression that you cannot get the chicken pox twice. (The antibodies stay with you.) I got the chicken pox when I was little and have been exposed several times since and have never gotten it again. If that's the case, I wouldn't think that the booster would be necessary.
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October 28th, 2009, 12:10 PM
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Hi Jessi. How bad were their chickenpox? I read this:
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Because this vaccine is made from a live, but weakened, virus, about 1% of recipients develop a mild form of the disease, consisting of a limited rash, most often with only 5-6 blisters. Usually there is no fever. These persons are then safe from the more serious, naturally occurring form of the virus.
Source: Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine Questions and Answers

Going by that, I would say that having had both the vaccine AND a mild case, they ought to be completely immune now, perhaps not even needing a booster. I would talk to the doctor about your concern and ask for a titer test for them, the results of which could be entered into their shot record in lieu of a booster.
My daughter had chicken pox as an infant, (full-blown, she was covered, even on her eyelids) and a titer test is what we have to have for her to be in compliance with state health regulations for attending preschool. Her appointment for her the test is Friday, I can ask our ped and the immunology nurse about your concerns (hypothetically of course, not sure if they'd answer though) and let you know how the titer test went

Augie, you can get it twice, but the 2nd breakout would be mild:
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In rare cases, people who have had the vaccine still get chickenpox. And a few people who have already had chickenpox get it again. If this happens, a milder form of the illness usually occurs, with fewer blisters and symptoms. This is called a breakthrough infection.
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Chickenpox (Varicella): Cause, Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

My son had the vaccine at age 1 and got a mild case of the chicken pox in kindergarten - he had maybe half a dozen pox.
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October 28th, 2009, 05:43 PM
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Oh both my kids were covered with pox on the torso for 5 or so days. More mild then full blown with the blister like pox as these were more little red bumps but more than the "projected". I am going to ask about the titer test and see if we can do that in leu of the vaccine again. I am not against them like I said but I just don't want them to go through it again. I would think they would be plenty covered. Thank you for the information and help you ladies are great. Its why I love JM .
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