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.