Have you or your children ever had chicken pox after getting the vaccination?

My 7-1/2 year old son may have them even though he got the vaccination when he was one. Although he has the red bumps, he says they don't itch. I have heard that people who get them after the vaccination have milder cases...anyone who has experienced having chicken pox after vaccination, please share your experience.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ive had them after vaccenation................it was a mild case not too itchy i went to the doctor he gave me itch meds i didnt use them it wasnt bad some were bad though

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Vaccinations do not prevent a person from getting a dis ease, they only prevent a full on episode. We all had the vaccinations when we were smaller, and we all had chicken pox, however my expericence with chicken pox was terrible so I really do not know how much pain etc... they actually prevent. If I had mild chicken pox I would hate to not have had my shot.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I work in a school and the nurse told me this year that if you have had the chicken pox or immunization you shouldn't be getting it again. He may have the measles. I had them even though I was vaccinated, I got a different strand and I had red bumps that didn't itch. but you shold go to the dr anyway in case he is having an allergic reaction or something.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    There is a virus called hand foot mouth disease that looks a lot like the chicken pox. No shot is 100% call doctor can be serious in some cases better safe then sorry. My 14 year old was the 1st in my town to get the shot and has been exposed lots and never has had them.

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  • elk312
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    1 decade ago

    I wasn't aware that there was a chicken pox vaccine. Is that recent? Because there sure wasn't one when I was a kid. If there is one it may be one of those 80% effective type vaccines, meaning it could reduce your chances of getting chicken pox but it won't eliminate the possibility altogether.

    Why don't you ask your doctor?

  • 1 decade ago

    The vaccination is basically used for the main reason to prevent the meningits and the other worst symptoms of chicken pox. Children still can get the disease, but it is much rarer. Adults will now start being able to get the Varicella Zoster booster, so that they can avoid shingles.

  • 1 decade ago

    I have a low immunity to the varcilla virus, the virus that causes chicken pox. I have had it three times and very well may get it every time I am exposed.

  • 1 decade ago

    I had chicken pox during my exams, had myself vaccinated soon. It has never appeared to me again ... it has been 6 years !

  • 1 decade ago

    yes they can still get them but much milder case

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