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Old 01-28-2008, 02:47 PM   #1
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Chicken Pox Vaccine Caused Shingles

A second chicken pox vaccine has been added to the list of mandatory vaccines. Our school now requires it for admission. My 6 year old son developed shingles 2 weeks after receiving it and still has the rash 1 month later. I had no idea this would happen. The first vaccine didn't cause a reaction at all, but the second one did in a big way.
Have any other children experienced this?

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Old 01-29-2008, 08:38 AM   #2
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Re: Chicken Pox Vaccine Caused Shingles

Doctors are not really informing people on these vaccines. Chicken Pox used to be no big deal. We were never vaccinated against this and if you get chicken pox as a child, you gain natural immunity which surpasses anything else! The shot does NOT protect from you from getting chicken pox. The shot contain a lie virus that has been engineered to be weaker than the real thing to not cause chicken pox. Here are the ingredients of the actual shot: varicella live virus neomycin phosphate, sucrose, and monosodium glutamate (MSG) processed gelatin, fetal bovine serum, guinea pig embryo cells, albumin from human blood, and human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue.

Old 01-30-2008, 10:13 AM   #3
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Re: Chicken Pox Vaccine Caused Shingles

Just so you know, since your dc had a severe reaction to the first one, this means you do NOT have to get another, if you don't want to, you can get a medical waiver. I would strongly consider the risks and benefits before you go ahead with more.

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Re: Chicken Pox Vaccine Caused Shingles

i got the chicken pox shot & got a few chicken pox a few months later, i hope im ok for the future and dont get shingles

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Re: Chicken Pox Vaccine Caused Shingles

It's no more likely than it would be had you caught chicken pox naturally, bigweights.

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