Can I get chickenpox more than once?

It is possible to get chickenpox more than once, but this is extremely rare.

Yes, it is possible to get chickenpox more than once, but this is extremely rare.

Most people who have had chickenpox won't get it again because they're immune to it for life.

However, some people who have had chickenpox will develop a related condition called shingles later on. This is caused by the chickenpox virus being reactivated, usually several decades later.

Read more about chickenpox and shingles.

Further information:

Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Kay Kennedy Counselling Service
Braesview Medical Group , Meadowbank Health Centre, Salmon Inn Road , Polmont, Falkirk, FK2 0XF
  • Telephone (01324) 715540
Website supplied by Oldroyd Publishing Group
Your Neighbourhood Professionals. Just a Click Away! Kay Kennedy Counselling Service
Back to top