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Varicella or the Chicken Pox Vaccine

The chickenpox vaccine is a live attenuated vaccine. It is a weekend form of organism that can grow and produce immunity in the body without causing illness. The chickenpox vaccine is a shot, given in the fatty tissue.

Recommended age of administration:

• One year

• Booster dose at 10 years

Individuals with following conditions should not receive chickenpox vaccine:

• Individuals with weak immune systems and those with life-threatening allergies to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin should not receive this vaccine.

• Allergic people who had reaction to a prior dose of this vaccine should not receive a second dose.

• Pregnant women and women attempting to become pregnant should not receive this vaccine, as the possible effects on fetal development are unknown.

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