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The varicella or chickenpox vaccine guards the kids from chickenpox, a common and extremely infectious childhood viral disease.
The varicella vaccine is given via injection between ages 12 and 15 months. Kids are to be given a booster shot at 4-6 years of age for further protection.
The varicella or chickenpox vaccine prevents serious illness in the kids who get immunized. If in case the vaccinated kids catch chickenpox, it generally happens to be very mild.
The possible mild effects of varicella vaccine generally include tenderness and redness near the area injected with the vaccine. It can result into fever, weakness, and a varicella-like illness.
There can be a presence of a rash nearly after 1 month of immunization. However, this goes away on its own and doesn't need any treatment. The vaccine even develops a very slight risk of febrile seizures (fever fit).
1)Your child is sick at the time of immunization, however; if it's just cold or minor illness, there's no harm in giving the vaccine.
2)Your child had any sort of allergic reaction to gelatin or antibiotic neomycin that needed medical treatment
There can be slight pain or fever which can be treated very easily. Speak to your doctor and get the prescribed medicines.
Yes, you can have your child vaccinated with varicella along with other vaccines. It is now being combined with MMR.
You must get in touch with your doctor if you are not sure about vaccinating your child or there are any severe problems post the immunization.