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Old 10-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #8
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Re: chicken pox vaccine effectiveness

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Originally Posted by canadianbakers View Post
The vaccine can prevent kids from contracting it, but in most cases it doesn't - they get it, but usually a milder case than they would have without the vaccine.
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it's not a vaccine that gives lifelong immunity. So it could even wear off.
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Very few vaccines grant lifelong immunity. Most are supposed to be followed up with boosters every 5-10 years. The varicella vaccine is one of them, which is why we've chosen to put it off until titers can be drawn at puberty.

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