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Can't Find Varicella Vaccine Anywhere! - page 2

I'm starting to run into a real big problem. I'm 27, and never had the chickenpox, and I cannot find ANYWHERE that offers the adult vaccination. My school wants me to have the vaccines done before... Read More

  1. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    I'm going to speak with them tomorrow morning before class. This is definitely very frustrating, for sure.
  2. Visit  ProudMom511 profile page
    #14 0
    Where are you?
  3. Visit  x_factor profile page
    #15 0
    In south Louisiana. I just found the contact info for some more health units that are a few hours away. I'll give them a call in the morning and hopefully they may offer it.
  4. Visit  ScottE profile page
    #16 4
    Sounds like it might be easier to find someone who has an active chicken pox infection. There is always the pre-licked lollipop route.
  5. Visit  nurseprnRN profile page
    #17 1
    i think the idea was to avoid having the disease as an adult, which is quite reasonable when you consider that it's possible to be very, very sick with permanent sequelae that way.

    op, it is remotely possible that you had a subclinical case as a child and may be immune anyway. can you get a titre?
  6. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Quote from ScottE
    Sounds like it might be easier to find someone who has an active chicken pox infection. There is always the pre-licked lollipop route.
    Urban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.
  7. Visit  ScottE profile page
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    Quote from Jolie
    Urban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.

    Well no ****. It was a joke referencing the following story and not a serious solution.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AB0SW20111112
  8. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Quote from ScottE
    Well no ****. It was a joke referencing the following story and not a serious solution.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AB0SW20111112
    You could have performed the public service of warning people that this doesn't work. Unless, of course, you sell snake oil and lollipops.
  9. Visit  SweetOldWorld profile page
    #21 1
    Quote from Jolie
    Urban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.

    Not so. Varicella is spread by contact as well, according to the CDC.

    http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/transmission.html

    The virus can also be spread from people with shingles by contact with the blisters, causing chickenpox.
  10. Visit  Double-Helix profile page
    #22 0
    OP what about an MMRV booster? That would contain the varicella vaccine. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to get a booster of the others, since it's probably been over 20 years since your last dose.
  11. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Quote from SweetOldWorld
    Not so. Varicella is spread by contact as well, according to the CDC.

    http://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/about/transmission.html

    The virus can also be spread from people with shingles by contact with the blisters, causing chickenpox.
    from your source:

    Transmission

    Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The virus spreads easily from people with chickenpox to others who have never had the disease or received the chickenpox vaccine. The virus spreads in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread by touching or breathing in the virus particles that come from chickenpox blisters.

    Chickenpox can also be spread from people with shingles. Varicella-zoster virus also causes shingles. A person with shingles can spread the virus to others who have never had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine. In these cases, the exposed person might develop chickenpox.


    How does licking a lollipop sent via the mail bring one into contact with active blisters of chicken pox or shingles?
  12. Visit  SweetOldWorld profile page
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    Quote from Jolie
    from your source:

    Transmission

    Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The virus spreads easily from people with chickenpox to others who have never had the disease or received the chickenpox vaccine. The virus spreads in the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can also be spread by touching or breathing in the virus particles that come from chickenpox blisters.

    Chickenpox can also be spread from people with shingles. Varicella-zoster virus also causes shingles. A person with shingles can spread the virus to others who have never had chickenpox or received the chickenpox vaccine. In these cases, the exposed person might develop chickenpox.


    How does licking a lollipop sent via the mail bring one into contact with active blisters of chicken pox or shingles?
    Certainly not by the respiratory route.
  13. Visit  Jolie profile page
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    Quote from Ashley, PICU RN
    OP what about an MMRV booster? That would contain the varicella vaccine. I'm sure it wouldn't hurt to get a booster of the others, since it's probably been over 20 years since your last dose.
    Interesting thought. I have to check, but I don't think the MMRV is recommended for adults. In our school system, we don't accept it for varicella immunity if the student is middle school age or older. They must receive the varicella only vaccine or present proof of chicken pox infection.

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