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Chicken Pox vaccine

f755 at REV.RE.UOKHSC.EDU f755 at REV.RE.UOKHSC.EDU
Thu Apr 20 14:21:12 EST 1995


The vaccine for varicella (chicken pox) has been approved and is 
available.  It is a live, attenuated vaccine called Varivax, and is
manufactured by Merck.  Varivax is indicated for use in individuals
12 months of age and older. The duration of protection is unknown,
hence the need for revaccination is not defined.




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