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I dont know if I had chicken pox. Mom doesnt remember, I

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I don't know if I had chicken pox. Mom doesn't remember, I do remember having the measles. I'm 61 both my kids had them. I teach school K--4 and have been exposed. Is there a blood test or something I can use to find out?
Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
Yes, there is a test to see if you are immune - called Varicella IgG - but it is actually recommended to get the Shingles vaccine (same virus as chicken pox) even if you have had chicken pox as a kid.
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