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Chickenpox Immunizations

Programs that provide inoculations which prevent adolescents and adults from contracting chickenpox (varicella), an acute viral disease with mild constitutional symptoms (headache, fever, malaise) followed by an eruption appearing in crops and characterized by macules, papules, blisters and crusting. Vaccination is recommended for persons of any age without a reliable history of varicella disease or vaccination; susceptible adolescents and adults living in a household with children; susceptible health care workers; individuals at high risk for exposure (e.g., teachers, day care employees, staff in institutional settings); nonpregnant women of childbearing age and international travelers.

Taxonomy Code: LT-340.010-15

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