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VARICELLA VACCINE
(Chickenpox)


IVS has not prepared any formal materials to date concerning varicella vaccine but the following sites provide information which should be helpful.

 

VariZIG for postexposure prophylaxis of varicella
FDA Approval of an Extended Period for Administering VariZIG for Postexposure Prophylaxis of Varicella.  MMWR 2012:61(12);212.(3/30/12)

 

  • AAP: Prevention of Varicella: Recommendations for Use of Varicella Vaccines in Children, Including a Recommendation for a Routine Two-Dose Varicella Immunization Schedule (04-09-07) | link to pdf
  • The US FDA has approved Merck's combination vaccine, ProQuad® [Measles, Mumps, Rubella and Varicella (Oka/Merck) Virus Vaccine Live], for simultaneous vaccination against measles, mumps, rubella (German measles) and varicella (chickenpox) in children 12 months to 12 years of age.(09-06-05)

 

The Institute supports the use of the varicella vaccine and believes that it is a safe and important tool in keeping children healthy.

Links for more information on varicella (chickenpox) vaccine:

American Academy of Pediatrics:

National Immunization Program (of the CDC)

World Health Organization - with links to information in Spanish and French

 

This page was last updated on February 12, 2014

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