Vaccine Info

Varivax Varicella Vaccine


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


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


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.