Learn about chickenpox using a variety of media.

Fact Sheet

Chickenpox Can Be Serious: Protect Yourself and Your Child


Nobody Wants Chicken Pox!

Chickenpox – What You Need to Know

Listen to this Podcast (4:26 minutes)

Date Released: 9/29/2011This podcast discusses chickenpox, its symptoms, how it spreads, and how to protect you and your family from getting it.


Chickenpox video

One family’s struggle with chickenpoxexternal icon (running time: 3:11 minutes)
Parents of Kids with Infectious Diseases ( recorded the stories of 8 familiesexternal icon affected by vaccine preventable diseases.

video: Chickenpox-#Vaccines by the Numbers

Chickenpox — #Vaccines by the Numbers (running time: 29 seconds)
Watch a video about how common deaths and hospitalizations from chickenpox used to be before the chickenpox vaccine


Infographic: Breakthrough Varicella

Do You Know What Breakthrough Varicella (Chickenpox) Looks Like?
View an infographic that helps identify breakthrough varicella (chickenpox)

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infographic: chickenpox and protecting your child with chickenpox vaccine

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View an infographic about chickenpox and protecting your child with chickenpox vaccine

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Chickenpox Vaccine Saves Lives and Prevents Serious Illness
This infographic shows the impact and success of the chickenpox vaccination program in the U.S.

Disease of the Week

  • Disease of the Week: Chickenpox
    Explore an interactive webpage with key facts, prevention tips, and a quiz about chickenpox and the vaccine.

Vaccine Information Sheets (VIS)