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Varicella (chickenpox)

Information about varicella (chickenpox) disease, vaccines and recommendations for vaccination from the Australian Immunisation Handbook

Vaccination for certain groups of people is funded under the National Immunisation Program.

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Last updated: 
7 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
7 June 2018
1 August 2017

Changes to 4.22.4 Vaccines; 4.22.11 Adverse events; and 4.22.12 Public health management of varicella.

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22 June 2015

Changes to 4.22.11 Adverse events

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Definitions

MMRV
measles-mumps-rubella-varicella
MMR
measles-mumps-rubella
DNA
deoxyribonucleic acid
AIDS
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ZIG
zoster immunoglobulin
NHIG
normal human immunoglobulin
IU
international units
ATAGI
Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation
NHMRC
National Health and Medical Research Council
ASCIA
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy
WA
Western Australia
JE
Japanese encephalitis
IS
intussusception