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

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.
Originally Posted by hailey1312 View Post
it's not a vaccine that gives lifelong immunity. So it could even wear off.
Originally Posted by Computermama View Post
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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