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Prevention of Chickenpox

Prevention of Chickenpox:

Methods of prevention of Chickenpox mentioned in various sources includes those listed below. This prevention information is gathered from various sources, and may be inaccurate or incomplete. None of these methods guarantee prevention of Chickenpox.

Medications used to prevent Chickenpox:

Some of the different medications in the possible prevention of Chickenpox include:

  • Varicella virus vaccine
  • Varivax
  • Immune Globulin (intramuscular)
  • BayGam
  • Varilix

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Prevention statistics for Chickenpox:

The following are statistics from various sources about the prevention of Chickenpox:

  • 81% of children aged 19-35 months were vaccinated for chickenpox annually in the US 2002 (National, State, and Urban Area Vaccination Levels Among Children - US, 2002, NCHS, CDC)

Medical news about treatments for Chickenpox

These medical news articles may be relevant to Chickenpox treatment:

Clinical Trials for Chickenpox

Some of the clinical trials for Chickenpox include:

Latest Treatments for Chickenpox

Some of the more recent treatments for Chickenpox include:

Treatments for Chickenpox

Treatments to consider for Chickenpox may include:

Prevention of Chickenpox:

Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Varicella vaccine has been available since March 1995, and is approved for use in healthy children 12 months of age or older, and susceptible (i.e., no evidence of having had chickenpox in the past) adolescents and adults. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC (Excerpt)

Varicella vaccine is highly effective in protecting against severe chickenpox. Cases of disease due to the wild virus, that may occur in a small proportion of vaccinees, are typically very mild with fewer than 50 skin lesions and no fever. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC (Excerpt)

More than 6 million doses of varicella vaccine have been given since it was licensed in March 1995. (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC (Excerpt)

CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Family Physicians recommend that all children be routinely vaccinated at 12-18 months of age and that all susceptible children receive the vaccine before their 13th birthday (ACIP, AAP). The vaccine is also approved for susceptible adolescents and adults especially those with close contact with persons at high risk for serious complications (e.g., health-care workers, family contacts of immunocompromised persons). (Source: excerpt from Facts About Chickenpox (Varicella): CDC-OC)

Prevention Claims: Chickenpox

Information on prevention of Chickenpox comes from many sources. There are some sources that claim preventive benefits for many different diseases for various products. We may present such information in the hope that it may be useful, however, in some cases claims of Chickenpox prevention may be dubious, invalid, or not recognized in mainstream medicine. Please discuss any treatment, discontinuation of treatment, or change of treatment plans with your doctor or professional medical specialist.


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