Varicella vaccine, also known as chickenpox vaccine, is a vaccine that protects against chickenpox. One dose of vaccine prevents 95% of moderate disease and 100% of severe disease. Two doses of vaccine are more effective than one.
Age Criteria :
12 months and older.
Dose & Interval :
1st dose : on elected date.
2nd dose : 4 – 6 years of age.
Minimum interval between doses 3 months.
Minimum interval between doses is 4 weeks.
People who should not have the chickenpox vaccine include: anyone with a weakened immune system. Anyone who has had a serious allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction) to a previous dose of the vaccine or to any of the ingredients in the vaccine.
Adverse Effect :
Sore arm from injection, redness or rash. Fever can occur.
Not for people with allergies, illness and serious immune system problems. Not for pregnant women.
For children ≥ 13 years of age, the recommended minimum interval between doses is 4 weeks.