Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: NSR | 2007/04/04

Q.

Chickenpox vaccine

How long does it take for the chickenpox vaccine to start working? My brother in law's son has chickenpox and my daughter has never had it. The clinic sister said we can take her for the vaccine tomorrow (Thursday) and by Saturday when we see them she will be immune. Is this true?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The time from vaccination to immunity is certainly not so short. It will take at least 14 to 21 days days to produce a reasonable level of protection.

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