Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: NWH | 2011/04/26

Q.

Chicken pox vaccine

My son had the chicken pox vaccine when he was 9 months. He is now 2 years, 1 month old. The sister at our clinic recommended that he receive another chicken pox vaccine (as to improve effectiveness thereof). In your opinion Is this necessary?

My son attends playschool so the risk of infection is possibly higher.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son does not need a second chicken pox immunisation now. He can have a second chicken pox immunisation done when he is between 4 and 6 years old

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