Chickenpox Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know
At a Glance
CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults. Children should receive two doses of the vaccine—the first dose at 12 through 15 months old and a second dose at 4 through 6 years old.
- Who needs the chickenpox vaccine
- Who should not be vaccinated with chickenpox vaccine?
- Immunity against (protection from) chickenpox
- Types of chickenpox vaccine
- Possible side effects of chickenpox vaccine
- Getting vaccinated after you are exposed to chickenpox
- Childcare and school vaccine requirements
- Learn about chickenpox
- CDC chickenpox disease Web site
- Chickenpox fact sheet [2 pages] - includes a true story of a 13-month old child’s experience with chickenpox
- Chickenpox factsheet for parents
- Varicela - Las vacunas y las enfermedades que previenen (Spanish version)
- Chickenpox (Varicella): Questions and Answers, Immunization Action Coalition
- More resources about chickenpox vaccine
- Chickenpox Vaccine Information Statement
- Combined Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella Vaccine Information Statement
- Varicella (Chickenpox) - Preventive Measures for Travelers
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