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Forum Name: Viral Infections

Question: adult chicken pox/ varicella vaccine

 yankee - Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:55 am

my fiance was just diagnosed as having adult chicken pox (he had chicken pox as a child). i am caring for him. i previously had chicken pox as a child. do i need to get a varicella vaccine? we are well past 72 hours at this point.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:51 pm

User avatar Hello,
If you had chickenpox as a child your immunity should protect you. There are some people who are not able to develop immunity but they would also have trouble getting it from a vaccine so the answer is no, you do not need to get a vaccine.

Best wishes.


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