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.
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.
Experience and reason: twenty-year follow-up of protective immunity of the Oka strain live varicella vaccine. Pediatrics 1994;94:524-6.
* Documentation of two doses of varicella vaccine at least 4 weeks apart.
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.
* Varicella vaccine has been available since March 1995 and is approved for use in healthy children 12 months of age or older, and susceptible (i.e., no evidence of having had chickenpox in the past) adolescents and adults.
Any Kindergarten student should also have an eye exam or you must sign a waiver, and a second Varicella vaccine.