My daughter is almost 14 months old and received the varicella vaccine today. Problem is that my mother and I cannot remember if I ever had the chicken pox. Does anybody know if it is possible for me to catch the virus as a result of contact with my recently vaccinated daughter? Thanks for any help...
ummm i am not too sure of this but i would be real carful because i do know that the vaccine is a live virus vaccine (unlike most which are not live) so she will ahve a small amount of the live virus running through her system for a while.....
I had my varicella shot today. In a month they will do the blood test to see if I got the inmunity. If it turns negative then they will shot me again. Yes as far as Im concerned its the live virus and there might be a slight chance of shedding. But the doctor told me just like not let my mom (she has never had chickenpox) drink in my glasses or use my forks. I dont think its really much danger.
You should consider getting the vaccine yourself. It is two shots for adults. I would imagine that with a child you will probably be exposed to many other children in the coming years, and it would be nice to not have to worry about it all the time. If you are worried about exposing yourself to the (very minimal) risks of getting the vaccine unnecessarily, your doctor can do a blood test on you to find out if you have immunity or not.
When my daughter was 10 months old, she broke out in chicken pox. My sister at that time went for her vaccination and just stayed away from my daughter. Well, 3 weeks later my sister and I were at baseball game and we shared a drink. The very next day I broke out in chicken pox. My sister hadn't had her 2nd shot at that point and was worried that she would get the chicken pox from me.......and she didn't.
Basically, my point is that I think the risk of transmitting it to someone when you have been vaccinated is very minimal.............and I also think that contracting it shortly after you've been vaccinated it very minimal as well. My sister didn't experience any breakout from her vaccination and she didn't breakout from being directly exposed to it from me either.
I remember I was with my cousin hanging out with her the whole day before she got chickenpox. I was expecting to have it (that time there was no vaccination yet) but I did not got it. Few years ago several people at company started to get chicken pox and me scared away when to get the shot. I did not had the second shot. Years later go by and recently when the doctor did the physicals I told the doctor to look to check blood for the inmunity and it was negative. While this is the second shot as to say its like if it was the first one. But we will see when they check the blood in a few weeks.