Vaccines and Preventable Diseases:
Chickenpox Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know
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 factsheet - 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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Content last reviewed on April 5, 2012
Content Source: National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases