Chicken Pox

Chicken Pox Vaccine Information

Chicken Pox is a viral infection that causes fever and an itchy rash with spots all over the body. It used to be common in children under age 12 however it is much rarer now, thanks to the varicella vaccine.

Signs and Symptoms

The initial symptoms of Chicken Pox can begin anywhere from 1-2 days after catching it. Sufferers can experience the following common symptoms:

  • Rash / Red spots
  • Fever / High Temperature above 38C
  • Aches and Pains
  • Loss of Appetite


Chicken Pox is preventable by having a Varicella vaccination, it is usually given when kids are between 12 and 15 months old. They receive a booster shot for further protection at 4 to 6 years of age.

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