Get your Child protected
Children between the age of 1 year and 12 years receive a single 0.5ml dose and booster dose a month or up to four years later depending on the schedule recommended.
- Complications may occasionally include pneumonia, inflammation of the brain, and bacterial skin infections.The disease is often more severe in adults than in children
- After chicken pox vaccination your child may experience a local rash at the injection site or a more generalised rash.
- Avoid giving salicylates (aspirin or aspirin-based drugs) which in any case is not recommended to be given to children under 12 years of age.
- Ensure no pregnant woman who has never had chicken pox, or the full vaccination course live in the same house as the vaccinated child for six weeks.
- Adults: As an adult chicken pox can be very severe, it can cause a pneumonia which in some cases can be fatal. We recommend all adults who have never had the disease to be vaccinated.
- Health Care Workers: All healthcare workers without a history or evidence of chicken pox are expected to be vaccinated