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
    Fact sheet with 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. 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

Updated Thursday, 19-Sep-2013 09:03:20 CDT