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Learn about chickenpox using a variety of media.

Web Feature

Chickenpox Can Be Serious: Protect Yourself and Your Child

Most children with chickenpox completely recover. But it can be serious, even fatal, for babies, adolescents, and adults. Be proactive. Get vaccinated if you are not protected against chickenpox.


Chickenpox – What You Need to Know

Listen to this Podcast (4:26 minutes)
Date Released: 9/29/2011

This podcast discusses chickenpox, its symptoms, how it spreads, and how to protect you and your family from getting it.

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One family’s struggle with chickenpox

Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases ( recorded the stories of 8 families affected by vaccine preventable diseases.
Running Time: 3:11 minutes

Mobile App

Disease of the Week: Chickenpox

Download CDC’s mobile app (available for iOS and Android tablets). Find “Chickenpox” and take the quiz to test your knowledge about the disease.


Chickenpox Vaccine Saves Lives and Prevents Serious Illness

This infographic shows the impact and success of the chickenpox vaccination program in the U.S.

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