Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: fayheema | 2009/09/27

Q.

shingles

i have a 9mnth boy and 5yr old girl.grand dad has shingles.are my kids at risk??

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Both children are at risk of either getting chicken pox or shingles.If your 5 year old has not had chicken pox it would be worthwhile vaccinating her. Your baby is a bit young for the vaccine now which does place her at risk. Discuss this with your paediatrician.

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Posted by: R | 2009/09/28

I had shingles about 6mths ago. I have a 2yr old, but he and his dad were unaffected. I am also interested in the docs answer.

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