Varicella (Chickenpox) Basics
The best way to prevent varicella is for all children to be fully vaccinated on time. There are two vaccines used to prevent varicella: varicella vaccine (Var) and a combination measles, mumps, rubella, varicella (MMRV) vaccine.
Fact sheet with general information about chickenpox, including symptoms, complications, treatment, and vaccination.
- Chickenpox (Varicella) and School-Age Children: What Parents Need to Know
Fact sheet about chickenpox for parents of school-age children.
- Chickenpox (Varicella) and Child Care: What Parents Need to Know
Fact sheet about chickenpox for parents who have children in child care.
- About Chickenpox
General information from the CDC about chickenpox, including transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Also includes photos and kid-friendly fact sheet. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination
CDC information on chickenpox and chickenpox vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Chickenpox Vaccine:
What You Need to Know
CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS); includes a description of the disease, who should get the vaccine and when, who should not be vaccinated, and potential side effects. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Chickenpox Vaccinations: What Everyone Should Know
Questions and answers from the CDC about chickenpox vaccination. Attention: Non-MDH link