In article <2qjrof$1tu at news.udel.edu>, <emitch at lobster.mis.udel.edu> writes:
> I am 31 years old, never have had chicken pox, and I teach.
> 1) Is it true that chicken pox are worse for adults than children?
> 2) Is the vaccine ready yet/effective? My HMO doesn't have it...is it
> (please respond by email)
I am an adult Infectious Diseases doc / virologist.
Yes, it is worse in adults. The vaccine seems OK and safe but isn't licensed in
the US. I am not sure if you can get it. The Pediatric ID section at NYU (Anne
Gershon) has the latest data.