When DS2 was about a few months old his older brother had chicken pox. Not a severe case and he got better. No spots on DS2 at all. Then when DS2 was 4 his little sister got chicken pox, she was covered but no spots on DS2.
So is it likely he's naturally immune? Did he have it and I didn't notice? If I want to get his immunity checked will a doctor be willing?
He's now nearly 7 so been exposed at school no doubt too.
It's possible he's had a very mild case and didn't notice. But it is also possible he's not caught it. My siblings had chicken pox as children but I didn't catch it. As an adult, when pregnant with my first, I was worried about chicken pox exposure. The midwives were fairly relaxed and assumed I'd have had a mild version as a child and not been aware of it. They tested my blood just in case, and it turned out I hadn't ever had chicken pox and wasn't immune to it. So it is possible.
It was a bit of a worry whilst I was pregnant. I had the two part vaccine for it after finding out I wasn't immune. But, my DS1 caught it when he was 4, and I then caught it off him as an adult! Fortunately only a mild case. The vaccine is not 100% effective I later found out.
I'm convinced dts had a very mild dose of cp when they were 3. Practically everyone in nursery had it - they had a bit of a fever and I noticed three suspect spots on their backs - if it was it it never developed any further. They're nearly 6 now and have been exposed since but never had it.
I had it really really badly as a child, still have scars on my stomach.
I had very close exposure to it lots of times without catching it.
Got to 34 and still wasn't immune so I had the vaccine. The vaccine in an adult is only 75% effective but supposedly reduces the severity of it if you catch it. The vaccine in a child is more effective for some reason - around 96%. I've had both mine vaccinated.
I asked GP for immunity test as I was willing to pay privately for the jab. Having not had CP I was worried about ds1 getting it and passing it on to me when I was expecting ds2.
Gp was fine with the blood test. Turns out I am immune despite my mother being adamant I never had CP. GP said nobody is born immune so I must have had the virus extremely mildly (possibly with no spots!)