Vaccine Info

Varivax Varicella Vaccine

Description

Varivax is a live, attenuated varicella-zoster vaccine, a weakened form of the chickenpox virus.

Indication

It is a vaccine indicated for active immunization for the prevention of varicella (ChickenPox) in individuals 12 months of age or older.

Dosage

Varivax is administered by subcutaneous injection.   

According to the CDC, due to the nature of Varivax, a weakened live vaccine, it is possible for the recipient of this vaccine to develop shingles later in life.

Updated
September 30th, 2019