Chicken Pox Vaccine

Fewer kids have chickenpox now thanks to the varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. Read more facts about chickenpox and the vaccine.

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Chickenpox Outbreak at North Carolina School with High Anti-Vaccination Rate Leaves Dozens Sick
A school in Asheville, North Carolina, has been inundated with dozens of cases of the chickenpox following high rates of parents refusing to vaccinate their children.
11-Month-Old Suffers Stroke After Chickenpox—Shining a Light on the Importance of Vaccines
An 11-month-old boy suffered a stroke after contracting chickenpox, which he likely got from his older siblings, according to a new report. The boy had not been immunized, and the case is shining a light on the importance of vaccination.
Chicken Pox Symptoms and Treatment
Without the chicken pox vaccine, the contagious virus can include rashes on the body and blisters in the mouth.
When Babies Get Chickenpox
This is what to do if you think your little one may be infected with chickenpox.
Is the Chickenpox Vaccine Safe?
Many parents wonder if their child really needs the chickenpox vaccine. This is what the experts say.
What Does Chickenpox Look Like?
It's not always as easy to spot as you may think. These are the telltale signs.

More Chicken Pox Vaccine

Chickenpox Parties Have No Pros, Only Cons
The practice of purposely infecting kids with the chickenpox virus — in an effort to "get it over with" — worries doctors for many reasons.
8 Facts About Chickenpox
The disease isn't as common as it used to be, but it can be very serious in children. Here's what you need to know about chickenpox.