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(Yes or Not) Can a child catch a disease even after being vaccinated?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:28 AM on May. 15, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • my son had chicken pox, had the vaccine, had chicken pox again, and is now getting over it AGAIN for the 3rd time. he has an inability to develop a resistance to it.
    MHaney1980

    Answer by MHaney1980 at 12:20 PM on May. 15, 2009

  • chicken pox vaccine- you can get shingles as an adult later in life. Go to web md look up shingles.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:31 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • yes! No vaccination is 100 percent. I caught mumps and german meseals as a kid. Usually its less severe.
    pagirl71

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:31 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • Anyone who has ever had chickenpox is at risk for the development of shingles, although it occurs most commonly in people over the age of 60. It has been estimated that up to 1,000,000 cases of shingles occur each year in the U.S.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • Shingles is a skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox. This virus is called the Varicella zoster virus (VZV) and is in the Herpes family of viruses. After an individual has chickenpox, this virus lives in the nervous system and is never fully cleared from the body. Under certain circumstances, such as emotional stress, immune deficiency (from AIDS or chemotherapy), or with cancer, the virus reactivates and causes shingles.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:34 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • The gardisil vacc. only prevents like 3 types of cancer, there others that u can get.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:35 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • ask your ob/gyn about Gardisl
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:36 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • YES, that's why a child has to have his/her vaccine boosters.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:38 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • Absolutely!! That is part of the reason doctors are concerned about unvaccinated kids. Vaccinated kids can still get the diseases. They wear off and some are not always effective. The majority are, but you have no way of knowing without testing for antibodies in your blood.
    micheledo

    Answer by micheledo at 7:56 AM on May. 15, 2009

  • To my understanding yes, vaxed kids can still get illnesses- generally it is believed that they will suffer from a much milder version of any given illness however due to the fact that thier bodies have already encountered the virus- plus, vaccines wear off, so boosters are required to maintain any immunity the vaccine does give.
    athenax3

    Answer by athenax3 at 7:59 AM on May. 15, 2009

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