Varicella (Chickenpox) Basics - Minnesota Dept. of Health

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.

  • Chickenpox (Varicella)
    General information about chickenpox, including symptoms, complications, treatment, and vaccination.
  • About Chickenpox
    General information from the CDC about chickenpox, including transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Also includes photos and kid-friendly fact sheet.
  • 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.
Updated Tuesday, 20-Feb-2018 15:37:29 CST