Varicella Vaccination Information for Healthcare Professionals
One of the Recommended Vaccines
CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults to protect against chickenpox. 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.
ACIP vaccine recommendations and the contraindications and precautions for varicella vaccination
Information about varicella vaccine composition, dosage, and administration as well as vaccine effectiveness and duration of protection
General information about vaccine storage and handling as well as varicella-specific storage practices and guidelines
Administering varicella with other vaccines, VIS and possible vaccine administration errors
Materials for patients and resources for providers
You Call the Shots is an interactive, web-based immunization training course. It consists of a series of modules that discuss vaccine-preventable diseases and explain the latest recommendations for vaccine use. Each module provides learning opportunities, self-test practice questions, reference and resource materials, and an extensive glossary.
The “Pink Book” contains the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
Six reference appendices include: vaccine minimum ages and intervals, current and discontinued vaccines, vaccine contents, foreign vaccine terms, and more.