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Chickenpox
Chickenpox 1

The vaccine protects against the Varicella disease, Oka strain.

LABORATORY

Glaxo / Merck Sharp & Dohme

APPLICATION AGE

From 12 months

VACCINATION SCHEME

2 Dose: From 1 year of life - 3 months later, even up to 6 years

Why is this vaccine important?

Chickenpox is a very contagious disease, therefore, the WHO considers vaccination the most effective measure to prevent it. The vaccine can be given from 12 months of age and needs a booster at 6 months.

DISEASE THAT PREVENTS

Chickenpox

DEFINITION

Chickenpox is a viral disease characterized by the appearance of blisters with yellowish fluid all over the body.

It can lead to dire, dire consequences such as skin and soft tissue infections, pneumonia, encephalitis, and in the worst case, death.

SYMPTOMS

The symptoms that appear before the eruption of the blisters are:

  • High fever
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • Tiredness and feeling generally unwell
TRANSMISSION

It is easily transmitted from infected people to others who have never had chickenpox or have not been vaccinated.

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