I had the whole gambit of childhood diseases, measles, mumps, chicken pox, whooping cough on several occassions, except Rubella which I had a vaccination at school for when they became available.
The websites about chicken pox vaccine are a little bit unclear at the moment.
I never got chicken pox as a child. I found out, around 2003, give or take a year, that you could get a vaccine for it. And I know how bad chicken pox is in an adult. And how easy it is to catch... no idea why I didn't get it, except when one of my siblings got it they were banished to the boarding school at the school where they got it so it would not interfere with other sibling year 12 exams. Or my Uni exams.
it's a bit vague but it seems like the shingles vaccine is for if you had chicken pox, or you're over 60, and never had chicken pox. And that the chicken pox vaccine would probably prevent it (but they don't make promises). I know I don't want shingles - I've seen that and it's nasty.
If you can get a vet to write a proof of immunity letter - then I think most places accept that.
some clubs are a bit weird about it. For obedience clubs we have to provide proof of immunity but for competing we don't. And we only have to be a member of SACA to compete. Go figure.
you need an open minded vet to chat to. I am lucky, my Breeder is a Vet
Pets are forever
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