Chickenpox Vaccine (VariVax)
How is it administered?
It is administered like the other childhood vaccines as an intramuscular injection given in the arm or leg.
2 doses are required 4-8 weeks apart.
Local reactions at the injection site-including pain, redness and swelling
Chicken pox like rash-occurs in 5% of children who receive the vaccine. The rash is either localised around the injection site or generalised.
Interactions with Other Vaccines
Any vaccine can be given at the same time, but doses should be separated by 4 weeks if not given together.
Chickenpox can be safely given at the same time as:
Meningitis B vaccine
Cost Per Dose of Varicella Vaccine
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