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Is it true that the chickenpox vaccine confers immunity for only 10 years and that an actual chickenpox infection confers lifelong immunity? Why should this be so, if it is true? I have also read that the severity of a chickenpox infection is greater in adults than in children. I have immunized my children against chickenpox - have I placed them at greater risk of injury when they become young adults, or grown adults? How likely is it that they will continue their immunizations every 10 years?
Re: Why does chickenpox vaccine confer only a 10-year immunity ?
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