I've never had chicken pox, wanting to get the chicken pox vaccination. What are the risks? Deadly? How do I know if I'm allergic to gelatin?

Not deadly! The chickenpox vac is much safer than getting the disease. Most people who get the vac do not have any problems. As with any vaccine, there is a very small chance of having a side effect. Serious side effects are very rare (seizures-brain rxn). They are usually more likely to occur after the 1st dose than after the 2nd one (yes 2 doses are rec). If your rxn to gelatin-is anaphylaxis-no vaccine!