can a child who has been immunized for chicken pox, still...

Question: 

can a child who has been immunized for chicken pox, still develop it? and, if so, would it present the same way or would it potentially be a variation of the typical presentation?

Answer: 

Although rare, some people may get chickenpox even after being immunized; however the illness is generally much milder than if they had not been immunized.  

You can find more information about chickenpox in the HealthLinkBC File: Facts About Chickenpox.  If you have questions about your child's health, we recommend that you contact your health care provider of HealthLinkBC at 8-1-1. 

- Immunization Nurse