Although Chickenpox is considered a childhood disease, it is extremely contagious. Fortunately, there is a vaccine to protect your family from this disease. The chickenpox vaccination or the varicella vaccine is used to protect kids and adults from chickenpox, which is a very contagious viral illness. The chickenpox vaccine name is derived from the name of the virus (varicella-zoster virus) that causes the disease. The vaccination is made from a weakened, yet still alive version of the virus. The weakened virus causes the immune system to react by creating antibodies, thereby offering immunity from chickenpox.
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When is Chicken Pox Vaccination Given?
The chickenpox vaccine schedule often looks like this:
Kids aged between 6 to 3 years can also get the chickenpox vaccination. The doses need to be three months apart to allow the body to acquire immunity to chickenpox. The Immunization schedule by the Government of India includes the varicella vaccination.
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Things to know about the Chickenpox Vaccine
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You can book an appointment for the varicella vaccination at your nearest Cloudnine branch. It's time to move forward with your life without worrying about your children falling victim to chickenpox.
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