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Issue Number 19                                          September 4, 1998

CONTENTS OF THIS ISSUE

1. CDC ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS ON VARICELLA AND VARICELLA VACCINE
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September 4, 1998
CDC ANSWERS YOUR QUESTIONS ON VARICELLA AND VARICELLA VACCINE

More children die of varicella disease every year in the United States than from any other vaccine-preventable disease.  According to National Immunization Survey data (1997), less  than 30% of two-year olds received varicella vaccination.  Varicella vaccination is recommended for all susceptible persons one year of age and older by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Today the Immunization Action Coalition has placed on its website, 12 pages of clinical questions and answers on varicella vaccine and varicella disease written by CDC experts. We hope these questions and answers will motivate health professionals to vaccinate their susceptible patients whenever these patients visit their offices. Click here for the web version of this document:
www.cdc.gov/nip/Q&A/clinqa/var.htm.

In 1996 the Immunization Action Coalition created a patient education brochure called, "Chickenpox isn't just an itchy, contagious rash..."  This brochure is camera-ready, copyright free, and reviewed by CDC for technical accuracy. To obtain a copy click below on the version you want:
English web version: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4070chi.htm
English pdf version: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4070chi.pdf
Spanish web version: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4070_01.htm
Spanish pdf version: http://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4070-01.pdf

 

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