News for the week of Thursday, November 1st
Who gets Chickenpox?
Children are most commonly given a chickenpox vaccine when they are around the age of 1, and then again at the age of 4, which prevent catching the virus. Chickenpox can also be avoided by receiving a shot of chickenpox antibodies right after coming into contact with the virus. There are some antiviral medications that can possibly help shorten the length of time you have the illness, but cannot prevent it from happening.