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    This has been on my radar lately, I'm pregnant and not immune to chicken pox (I was in my last pregnancy so my immunity must have lowered in the last 2 years). I rushed off to get my 18 month vaccinated - she almost due and they did her a little early to help protect me. The immunisation nurse at the children's hospital told me that the gold standard is 2 vaccinations at least a month apart, but there's only one on the schedule so there's a moderate chance of children still contracting it but it will be a mild case. She recommended I get a script and get both my kids the second dose to decrease the chance of me getting it, so we're doing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blossom74 View Post
    I have no children yet myself (due with my first in June) but ....

    My 2 sisters, my brother and myself were all vaccinated as kids.

    On my 13th birthday I got chicken pox, as did my sister (11) and brother (8).

    My baby sister (less than 1 year old) got it a few days later.

    The baby had the least severe case, but my sister and brother got it pretty bad. Mine was by far the worst though - in fact the Dr said it was one of the worst cases he's seen.

    So I guess .... yes, you can get it after vaccination
    Are you sure you were vaccinated as a child? The chickenpox vaccination has only been available in Australia since the early 2000s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binnielici View Post
    Definitely possible DS2 came up in blisters today he is 4 and fully vaccinated. heading to Dr this afternoon very worried about DS3 who is 7.5 months old and obviously not vaccinated against it.
    I hope everything is okay.

    FWIW my DD2 was exposed to chickenpox as a newborn - DD1 had one spot the day DD2 was born, was kissing and cuddling her - we didn't realise it was chickenpox. The doctor told me that babies are born with some immunity transferred via the placenta and she should be okay (and she was). I'm not too sure if this would apply to a 7.5 month old.
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    How can you tell what do they look like we have chicken pox going around my daughter was itching her body last night couldn't see anything however tonight she has these little spots on her arms and tummy they look like little tiny pimples with fluid in them? Should I be concerned or maybe just heat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    Thanks ladies. @Kaybaby, those stats sound reassuring. Where are they from?
    The Australian Immunisation Handbook...The bible of vaccination in Australia haha...The online edition is constantly revised

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    Ideally 2 x Varicella vaccinations give the best protection, although there is only 1 offered on the NIP. Unvaccinated adults and adolescents are recommended to have 2 vax one month apart to be protected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaybaby View Post
    The Australian Immunisation Handbook...The bible of vaccination in Australia haha...The online edition is constantly revised
    Thanks. I didn't realise this was online ☺

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    Quote Originally Posted by my3girls85 View Post
    How can you tell what do they look like we have chicken pox going around my daughter was itching her body last night couldn't see anything however tonight she has these little spots on her arms and tummy they look like little tiny pimples with fluid in them? Should I be concerned or maybe just heat?
    That definitely sounds like CP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    That definitely sounds like CP.
    Thank you we have woken up with more so keeping her home today and off to the dr

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    Can't get into a dr today due to the weather and have all 3 girls home today due to the weather it's crazy my daughter who I think may have the pox is ok but have a slight fever and in the last couple of hours has broken out on her back and now I see a few on her face... I wish my work was understanding they weren't happy I had to not be able to come into work today because of the weather and schools being closed... Hard being a single mum when kids aren't well as I have only me and where I work I am the only one in the office the majority of the time seeing my patients so if I am not there we have to close for the day only happened twice since I started but I get it thrown back in my face all the time


 

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