16th October 2019

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How can you avoid getting chicken pox?

Most people who get the vaccine will not get chickenpox. If a vaccinated person does get chickenpox, it is usually mild—with fewer red spots or blisters and mild or no fever. The chickenpox vaccine prevents almost all cases of severe disease. For more information about chickenpox vaccine, see Vaccination.

Considering this, how does chickenpox spread from person to person?

How is chickenpox spread? Chickenpox is transmitted from person to person by directly touching the blisters, saliva or mucus of an infected person. The virus can also be transmitted through the air by coughing and sneezing.

Can you get the shingles if you haven t had the chicken pox?

How shingles spreads. A person with shingles can typically spread the varicella-zoster virus to someone who has never had chickenpox. If you haven't had chickenpox, you can get the varicella-zoster virus from contact with someone else's oozing shingles blisters. This could lead to chickenpox.

Can you still get chickenpox if you had the vaccine?

Most people who get chickenpox vaccine will not get chickenpox. But if someone who has been vaccinated does get chickenpox, it is usually very mild. They will have fewer blisters, are less likely to have a fever, and will recover faster.
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