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Infectious Diseases

Chicken pox

02/03/2003

Question:

My children have had the chicken pox vaccine. I have heard that they can still get chicken pox. Is this true? Should they not go around someone with chicken pox, kind of like they don`t play with someone with the flu or strep? What percentage of kids still get the disease despite being vaccinated?

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Pamposh   Kaul, MD Pamposh Kaul, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati