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  • Chickenpox (also called varicella) is a highly infectious disease that sometimes causes complications.
  • The chickenpox vaccine is of greatest benefit to children over 12 months and people who live with someone with lowered immunity.
  • Serious side effects or allergic reactions to the vaccine are rare and should be attended to immediately by your doctor or at the nearest hospital.

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Reviewed on: 25-03-2022