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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Will the chickenpox vaccine affect my pregnancy?

    I am 6 weeks pregnant with 2nd dose of varilix on 16/12/14 and last monthly period on 12/01/15. Please advise on any effect on foetal development or other problems as I concieved after more than 1 month only
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  • My research interests include immunology and the mechanisms of amyloid formation. The latter has implications for people who are dealing with Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson's Disease … View Profile

    My understanding, as somebody who knows about immunology but not as a clinical health professional, is that chickenpox immunisation should not be a problem for women who are pregnant.

    You might find the information in this site helpful before you talk things through with your doctor:

     http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Chickenpox_vaccine?open .

    All the best.

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