What Increases Your Risk
You are at risk for chickenpox if you have not had chickenpox or the vaccine and you:
- Live with someone who has chickenpox.
- Are indoors for more than 1 hour with someone who has chickenpox.
- Are in the hospital and share a room with someone who later gets chickenpox or are cared for by a staff member who later gets chickenpox.
- Have a Reference weak immune system Opens New Window.
After you have had chickenpox or the vaccine, you become Reference immune Opens New Window to the virus. It is possible that you may have a slight reaction after reexposure, such as a few spots and a slight fever. But you aren't likely to get chickenpox more than once.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference May 11, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Reference Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MD, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics