I've never had it! Had the vaccine some years back, but unfortunately blood tests dont always show if it is still in effect (apparently an absence of antibodies doesnt necessarily mean you aren't still vaccinated), so no idea what will happen if I am ever exposed to it.
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12-10-2012 21:13 #11
12-10-2012 21:16 #12
I still dont understand if you really can only get it once. My boss had it 3 times.
I had it as a child. Dont remember it at all but have a couple of chicken pox scars to remind me. DS is 8 and hasnt had it yet.
12-10-2012 21:27 #13
I will be 25 next month and have never had them. As an aunty of 4 i am concerned about getting them as i have heard of horrible stories of adult chicken pox. I think the vaccine is pointless as there is already a new strain of chickeb pox
12-10-2012 21:28 #14
I'm 35 and never had it. I had the vaccine about 7 years ago when I was going traveling. Got to Europe, met my brother and he came out with chicken pox a few days later!!
12-10-2012 21:39 #15
I had them 10 years ago. My 4yo got them, them my 2yo got them, then me. Thankfully, my DH had them as a kid, so he could look after us all.
I was SO sick - sicker than I've ever been in my adult life.
12-10-2012 21:48 #16
12-10-2012 21:49 #17
I had chicken pox when I was around 27. I was teaching in the UK and some kids in the class had contracted the virus. Mum thinks I did maybe not have it as a kid (maybe as she mixes me uo with my sister, thank mum!) Before I fell pregnant they tested my immunity and I was immune. I also only had it mildly but the fever came on first.
Hope all is okay?!
12-10-2012 21:54 #18
I had it twice as a child. First was around the age of 4 and second time i was 10. Both were mild cases.
Both kids have been vaccinated but ds2 still got chicken pox when he was 3. Apparently the vaccine isn't that effective and a lot of people that have had it will contract the virus anyway.
12-10-2012 22:00 #19
I got it at age 2. I was born in the late 70s in the era of 'chicken pox parties'.
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I had it as a kid, but I remember one of my teachers having it when I was at school and was off work for about a month (clearly was really really really bad because I remember such a random thing lol). Our replacement teacher, managed to work adult chicken pox into the next science lesson lol.
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