varicella - zoster
VARIVAX ®III is a vaccine containing a live, weakened form of chickenpox virus to help prevent chickenpox (varicella).
Varivax ®(varicella virus vaccine live [Oka/Merck strain]) Chickenpox
Howlong has VARIVAX ®been available?
VARIVAX ®has been available in Canada since 1998.
It has been studied in over 89,000 children and adults and isgenerally well tolerated. Up to now, over 30 million doses have been distributed worldwide.
Who can be vaccinated with VARIVAX ® III?
VARIVAX ®III is recommended for persons age done year and older who have not had chickenpox