What's the recommended chickenpox vaccine schedule?
The chickenpox vaccine is given to young children in two doses, the first between 12-15 months and a booster shot between 4-6 years.
Children 13 and older who've never had chickenpox or been vaccinated should get two doses at least 28 days apart.
The chickenpox vaccine can be given at the same time as other vaccines. It is also available as part of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine, in a combination shot called MMRV.