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Friday, July 3, 2015
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
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati