Chicken Pox after vaccination?

Kari - posted on 10/07/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My daughter received 2 vaccinations for chicken pox, the second one more than a year ago. She has broken out with a rash over the trunk of her body that is red raised and looks a lot like my older children when they had chicken pox. She has off and on had a very low grade temp (99.4-99.6)
But the rash is not as explosive as I remember pox, is more on one side of her body, and is very slow spreading. Lots on her lower back, near her ribcage, on her legs and a few on her arm. But it is not quite like the chicken pox I remember. Has anyone had a child with chicken pox after the vaccination and how did it start and look?

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Kamela - posted on 10/07/2009

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You can get the chicken pox even after being vaccinated. There should be significantly fewer blisters than a child that had never received the vaccine. It could also be shingles. With both chicken pox and shingles the child would have needed to be exposed to the virus. Do you know of any exposure? Does the rash itch? It sounds as if a call to doctor's office would be a good idea. Remember not to give asparin when a child is running a fever - Tylenol and Motrin.

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