What Is a Chickenpox Vaccine?

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Chickenpox vaccine, also known as varicella vaccine, is a vaccine that protects against chickenpox:
  • One dose of vaccine prevents 95% of moderate disease and 100% of severe disease.
  • Two doses of vaccine are more effective than one.
  • If given to those who are not immune within five days of exposure to chickenpox it prevents most cases of disease.
  • Vaccinating a large portion of the population also protects those who are not vaccinated.
It is given by injection just under the skin. To learn more you should go to a medical professional. Keyword: chicken pox vaccine; chicken pox vaccination; chicken pox vaccine; chickenpox vaccination; chickenpox vaccine