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My 4 year old dd has chicken pox even after her shots.....Dr says she will STILL NEED her booster shots at 5 years? Why? Would you get them for her?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Aug. 27, 2009 in Kids' Health

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  • No i would not get them for her and NO she does not need a booster. If she has the chicken pox she probably has a life long immunity. Tell your Dr. to shove it!

    and btw. the average success rate for vaccines effectiveness is only 65%

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • When she is around 12, get her tested to see if she has the immunity. Then decide.

    Answer by rkoloms at 5:42 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • The chicken pox vaccine doesn't prevent that your child get chicken pox. Just that they won't get it as bad. She would still need a booster because if you don't get chicken pox bad enough the first time you could get it again.

    Answer by ajw1980 at 8:30 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • If a child gets chicken pox, they usually don't need the vaccine or booster. Also, no vaccine prevents a disease from happening, it just helps to lessen the case. Have her blood tested to see if she has the immunity before giving the chicken pox vaccine. I am leaning towards your doctor being goofy or your daughter didn't have chicken pox.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:06 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Vaccinations are not guaranteed immunity, they're improved immunity. If she had too much to deal with, too much stress or not enough sleep, poor diet or was otherwise immunocomprimised when she was exposed to something she had previously been vaccinated for, she runs a very high risk of catching it, regardless.

    The point of vaccinating a population is to keep the bug away from people when they are compromised, by keeping most people from carrying it around exposing everyone else to it.

    Yes, a booster still makes sense.

    Answer by LindaClement at 10:49 PM on Aug. 27, 2009

  • Nope... sure wouldn't.

    Answer by Laura1229 at 2:29 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • i got it twice once when i was3 months and again when i was 15. makes scence to get the shot still

    Answer by letlovegrow at 4:39 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • The vaccine does not PREVENT the disease.

    Contracting chicken pox does NOT provide lifelong immunity.

    Once someone has chicken pox, they are more likely to contract shingles as an older adult.

    Yes, I would still get the vaccine booster.

    But then...a bunch of women on a faceless website probably do know more than a trained pediatrician.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:28 AM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • Usually one a child has already gotten the chicken pox they are immune and do not need to recieve vacine (assuming one wasnt previously given) or a booster. HOWEVER THIS IS NOT ALWAYS TRUE!!! My now 14 yr DD caught the chicken pox at age 4 (never got the vacine) and we thought that everything was okay and she would now be immune..and if anything it was GOOD she got it as a child rather than an adult and get shingles! However at age 10 she caught the chicken pox for a SECOND time. I didnt even know this was possible, I had thought one could only catch the chicken pox once. Well when she went to the Dr. we found out if a first case is more mild you can catch them agian. This was weird b/c we thought it was a fairly big case at age 4. But at 10 when she got it agian they were EVERY WHERE including in her NOSE,EARS,AND THROAT!! I wouldnt be too safe if i were you and i would still get ur DD her booster next yr. Good Luck :)

    Answer by xomommy25 at 3:08 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

  • I wouldn't.

    Have her titers checked then.

    Answer by Autumn22 at 4:57 PM on Aug. 28, 2009

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