Chicken Pox

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Chicken Pox

Post by bionewbie » Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:49 pm

Why is the living attentuated chickenpox vaccine NOT recommended for children under 1 year of age?
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Post by Mjhavok » Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:09 am

I think because even a weaker version of the virus is still dangers to a kid of that age. That is just a guess though.
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Post by kiekyon » Sat Apr 08, 2006 12:30 pm

i think you miss something here,

it should have read living attentuated chickenpox vaccine NOT recommended for children under 1 year of age and whose mother have had chickenpox

ths is because they usually retain partial immunity from their mother

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