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  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Vaccine Safety

If a child gets breakthrough varicella infection, about 50 lesions, can s/he go to school?

Breakthrough varicella represents replication of wild varicella virus in a vaccinated person. Although most breakthrough disease is very mild, the child is contagious and activities should be restricted to the same extent as an unvaccinated person with varicella disease.

Last reviewed: May 16, 2023

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