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Chicken Pox in Adults

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 23, 2006
  • 07:07 PM


I'm 34 and never had the CP. I'm getting the vaccination this week, so I'll be protected. However I learned that you have to say away from pregnant women, kids, and immuno-suppressed people for up to six weeks. My brother has never had CP either, and I'm supposed to get together with him this weekend. Can a normal healthy adult get CP from a recently immunized person?


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  • Honestly and this is just my personal opinion, but I think that since you haven't had chicken pox by now, you won't get it and getting the vaccination will just weaken your immune system. I am curious to see how it works for you though :) Stacy
    HappyHealthyGirl 26 Replies Flag this Response
  • You can get the chicken pox if your immune system is weak enough. Sounds like your ok though. I'm immuno suppressed and my kids had the shot. I just didn't touch it and my husband helped out with baths. But, I already had the chicken pox when I was a kid and have had the shingles twice head to toe. No joke. But, I asked my Doc the same question your asking and yes anythings possible. And you could come down with the chicken pox just from the shot as that one's a live virus. But, they don't know until it happens. same thing goes for the flue shot and pneumonia shots. If it's a live virus you could get the disease yourself. i don't think chicken pox vaccine comes in non-live virus form yet. Good post.
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