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Who gets vaccinated for chicken pox?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: Children over 1 year

Normal, healthy children over 1 year of age can get the chicken pox vaccine.
A child who has already caught natural chicken pox disease usually doesn't need a vaccine (the parent should ask the child's doctor about it). Adults who are not immune to chicken pox may also be able to get the vaccine.

In brief: Children over 1 year

Normal, healthy children over 1 year of age can get the chicken pox vaccine.
A child who has already caught natural chicken pox disease usually doesn't need a vaccine (the parent should ask the child's doctor about it). Adults who are not immune to chicken pox may also be able to get the vaccine.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Pediatrics
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In brief: Children over 1 year

Children over 1 year with out contraindications who have never had chickenpox.

In brief: Children over 1 year

Children over 1 year with out contraindications who have never had chickenpox.
Dr. Thad Woodard
Dr. Thad Woodard
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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Chicken pox vaccine

The chicken pox vaccine - or varivax - is recommended for children at 12 months of age, and the again at 5 years of age.
For those children who had their initial vaccine after 12 months of age, a booster vaccination is recommended by age 10 years.

In brief: Chicken pox vaccine

The chicken pox vaccine - or varivax - is recommended for children at 12 months of age, and the again at 5 years of age.
For those children who had their initial vaccine after 12 months of age, a booster vaccination is recommended by age 10 years.
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