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    Honestly - I would still get the vax. I had chickenpox at the age of 9 (I was in hospital with pneumonia at the time and the chickenpox showed up in a blood test).

    Thinking I was covered I never bothered looking into getting the vax when I was older. I ended up with a very bad dose of the chickenpox at the age of 26. I was off work for two weeks and could barely move out of bed for the first week. I would happily go through labour and birth rather than have the chickenpox, it was that bad!!

    So just from my own experience, I'd still give my boys the full MMRV vax even if they did have chickenpox before the age of 18 months.

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    There might be different strains of the chickenpox virus to need to be protected against and that may be why your GP is still advising you to get it. Check with the nurse when you get the other injections they should be able to explain.

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    I have no idea if the immunity acquisition is the same, but I had the German Measles as a child and the GP said I did not need to get the Rubella vaccine. When I was getting ready to TTC my GP took a blood test and I had zero immunity to German Measles even though I had the infection in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eilonwy View Post
    There might be different strains of the chickenpox virus to need to be protected against and that may be why your GP is still advising you to get it. Check with the nurse when you get the other injections they should be able to explain.
    No, there is only one strain of chicken pox, it's called varicella virus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoteToSelf View Post
    I have no idea if the immunity acquisition is the same, but I had the German Measles as a child and the GP said I did not need to get the Rubella vaccine. When I was getting ready to TTC my GP took a blood test and I had zero immunity to German Measles even though I had the infection in the past.
    It's possible you had a very mild case of rubella as a child and your immunity has waned.
    It's not completely unheard of but quite rare. The same can happen with chicken pox.

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