So my daycare provider just phoned to inform me that one of the kids' siblings has the chicken pox. This kid has not been in the daycare, only his brother who has been vaccinated.
1. Can a child that has been vaccinated still carry the chicken pox and pass it to other children?
2. DD is just about to hit 15 months, so she hasn't had her shot against chicken pox yet (she's supposed to get it tuesday). Should I be worried?
ETA: Just in case someone else comes across this:
I called our telehealth line, and they said that the chance of her getting chicken pox without direct exposure was possible, but low, but they recommended that I get DD vaccinated as soon as possible, since she's already 15 months (her 15 month shot appointment was for next tuesday). They said that getting the shot within 3 days of exposure, the shot should still be 95% effective, within 3-5 days, it would still be 70% effective. Either way, if she gets the shot before she gets the chickenpox, then it can lessen the effects of it if she does get it.
Soooo... I went to the closest walk-in clinic, and the nice doctor there gave her the shot, so, here's to hoping that we fall within the 0-3 days range, because we're not sure how long the child's brother had it before they brought it to my daycare provider's attention.