Allergic Reactions To Pneumonia Vaccine

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The chickenpox vaccine protects against chickenpox, a disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus.

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Varicella zoster virus vaccine; Varivax; Vaccine - chickenpox


Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It is very common and spreads very easily. Chickenpox occurs more often in the winter and spring.

Most of the time, the infection is mild and not life-threatening. However, each year thousands of children or adults become seriously ill, need to...

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