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Chicken Pox Vaccination In A Nutshell

June 30, 2021

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:

  • The first dose needs to be given to children between 12 and 15 months.
  • The booster dose needs to be given between 4 and 6 years of age for further protection. 

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

  • In some cases, chickenpox vaccination is given along with the MMR vaccine and is called MMRV. This can be administered to kids up to 13 years.
  • The varicella vaccine is 85% effective in preventing chickenpox.
  • You can expect mild effects like tiredness, fever, redness, or tenderness at the injection site. A rash may also appear up to one month after the injection.
  • Chickenpox vaccine for adults is not recommended for pregnant women or women planning to get pregnant for a month after the vaccination.
  • Adults can also get prevention for chickenpox with the help of the varicella vaccination of two doses that are four to eight weeks apart.
  • Getting vaccinated for chickenpox after exposure to someone who has it will protect you from it or make it less serious.
  • You can book an appointment for the varicella vaccination at your nearest Cloudnine branch.


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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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