Varivax

Varivax

 [var´ĭ-vaks]
a vaccine against the varicella (chickenpox) virus. One dose is given to a child between age 12 months and 12 years; for those 13 years old or older, two doses are given 4 to 8 weeks apart.

Varivax

(văr′ə-văks′)
A trademark for a vaccine against chickenpox that contains live attenuated varicella zoster virus.

Varivax

A vaccine for the prevention of chickenpox.
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In that role, he supported development programs for the Varivax, Zostavax, ProQuad and MMRII franchises.
Selected Vaccines That Contain Gelatin Indication Vaccine diptheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis (DTaP) Tripedia DTaP/Haemophilus influenzae type B combination TriHIBit influenza Fluzone Jaapanese encephalitis JE-Vax measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) MMR-II measles, mums, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) ProQuad typhoid (oral form) Vivotif varicella Varivax yellow fever YF-Vax zoster Zostavax Source: The Pink Book 11th ed.
Various other vaccines also contain gelatin, such as Tripedia (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis), Fluzone (influenza), Zostavax (zoster), and Varivax (varicella), said Dr.
Zostavax, a 14-fold concentrated version of Varivax, the varicella zoster vaccine to prevent chicken pox in children, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in May 2006 for adults aged 60 years and older.
3% of vaccine recipients reported a VZV-like rash through 42 days after vaccination, which is about 10-fold lower than the rate seen after Varivax vaccination, Dr.
Because it is a live virus vaccination, children with a transplant are unable to receive the Varivax vaccine.
There are a number of allergy triggers in the vaccines including baker's yeast in the Hepatitis B, Neomycin, Streptomycin, Polymyxin B in the IPV gelatin, Neomycin, and egg in the MMR, gelatin, Neomycin, and glutamate in the Varivax, and eggs and Neomycin in the Influenza vaccine.
There is a vaccine called Varivax that helps to protect against chickenpox.
There is a vaccine, called Varivax, that helps to protect us from getting chickenpox.
Varivax, the vaccine for chickenpox, is made from a live, but extremely weakened, varicella virus.