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  • Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Vaccine Recommendations

Should a child who has had chickenpox prior to the first birthday get the first dose of varicella vaccine at age 1 year?

If the child had confirmed varicella disease or laboratory evidence of prior disease, it is not necessary to vaccinate regardless of age at infection. If there is any doubt that the illness was actually varicella, the child should be vaccinated.

Last reviewed: May 16, 2023

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