Varicella Zoster Virus

Vaccination for the Varicella Zoster Infection (Chicken Pox)

Information on this Vaccination

Name of Vaccine: Varicella Zoster Virus
Illness Prevented: Chicken Pox (Varicella Zoster Infection)
Age Given/Circumstances Given: Two Vaccines: First at 12 to 15 months old, Second at 4 to 6 years old. If you're older than 14, you need to get two vaccines at least 28 days apart.
Symptoms of Disease: Fever, Headache, Sore Throat, Fatigue
Does this disease cause death?: Yes, but it is highly unlikely. Death will only be a result if the infected person does not treat it and continue on with a regular lifestyle after treating it.
Possible Side Effects of Vaccination: Soreness in the place vaccine was given, fever (unlikely), rash (very mild), and possibly seizures caused by a brought on fever, but very unlikely to happen.