varicella vaccine


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varicella (chickenpox) vaccine

A chickenpox vaccine prepared from attenuated virus.
See: chickenpox; herpes zoster
See also: vaccine
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During a workshop Dr Nada Al Marzouqi, director of preventive medicine department and executive manager of Happiness and Positivity said: "The second dose of varicella vaccine will be given to students aged five to six years old in collaboration with the local health authorities to ensure broader protection against diseases and infections.
The varicella vaccine was licensed in the United States in 1995, and recommended soon after by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices for routine administration to children.
Seventy four children were vaccinated with varicella vaccine and constituted our study group while forty two children who were not vaccinated constituted our control group.
The varicella vaccine has been shown to decrease the incidence of infection by 83% compared with historical controls, to decrease household attack rate by 81% to 90%, and to provide 96% protection when compared to placebo.
Our study results show that both MMRV and MMR vaccines, but not varicella vaccine alone, are associated with increased outpatient fever visits and seizures 7-10 days after vaccination, with MMRV vaccine increasing fever and seizure twice as much as the MMR plus varicella vaccines," the investigators reported.
Herpes zoster developed in a healthy 3-year-old girl 2 years after she had received the varicella vaccine (lot VZ040; Biken, Osaka, Japan).
Relative to the 2006 survey data, coverage levels in 2007 for one dose of the varicella vaccine increased from 89% to 90%, and coverage levels for three or more doses of the PCV7 increased from 87% to 90%, Dr.
A retrospective cohort study of the association of varicella vaccine failure with asthma, steroid use, age at vaccination and measles-mumps-rubella vaccination.
Experience and reason: twenty-year follow-up of protective immunity of the Oka strain live varicella vaccine.
Documentation of two doses of varicella vaccine at least 4 weeks apart.
Tai Chi, a traditional Chinese form of exercise, may help older adults avoid getting shingles by increasing immunity to varicella-zoster virus (VZV) and boosting the immune response to varicella vaccine in older adults, according to a new study published in print this week in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
For other patients not included in the above groups and without evidence of immunity, the varicella vaccine is recommended for prophylaxis within 96 hours and possibly up to 120 hours post exposure, according to the report.