Chickenpox vaccine

Alternative Names

Varicella zoster virus vaccine; Varivax; Vaccine – chickenpox

Definition of Chickenpox vaccine

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


David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. – 11/2/2009

Chickenpox - lesions on the chest
Chickenpox - lesion on the leg
Chickenpox, acute pneumonia - chest X-ray
Chickenpox - close-up

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