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)
Information about chickenpox, including symptoms, complications, treatment, and vaccination.
- About Chickenpox
CDC information about chickenpox, including transmission, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. Also includes photos and kid-friendly fact sheet.
- Chickenpox VIS
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.
- Chickenpox Vaccinations: What Everyone Should Know
Questions and answers from the CDC about chickenpox vaccination.