The chickenpox vaccine is a shot that can protect nearly anyone who receives the vaccine from catching chickenpox. It's also called the varicella vaccine, because chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus. The vaccine is made from a live but weakened, or attenuated, virus.
Why get vaccinated?
Chickenpox is a common childhood disease. It is usually mild, but it can be serious, especially in young infants and adults.
· It causes a rash, itching, fever, and tiredness.
· It can lead to severe skin infection, scars, pneumonia, brain damage, or death.
· The chickenpox virus can be spread from person to person through the air, or by contact with fluid from chickenpox blisters.
· A person who has had chickenpox can get a painful rash called shingles years later.
· Most people who get chickenpox vaccine will not get chickenpox.
· But if someone who has been vaccinated does get chickenpox, it is usually very mild. They will have fewer blisters, are less likely to have a fever, and will recover faster.
· Even if you were vaccinated as a child, it is recommended for elderly population, as well.
· Please consult your doctor for the safe vaccination and understand more about the advantages.