Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) -- Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine: What You Need to Know
This two-page Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) educates people about the vaccine for Varicella (chickenpox), which is caused by the varicella zoster virus. It describes chickenpox symptoms and lists its more serious complications. It discusses who should receive the vaccine and when, providing a vaccination schedule for children. It identifies who should not get vaccinated, discusses minor reactions and more serious events that can occur after receiving the chickenpox vaccine, and explains what to look for and what to do in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Contact information for the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) is provided, along with tips for how people can learn more about the chickenpox vaccine.
The English-language VIS was created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. The translations are provided by the Immunization Action Coalition (IAC) and its partner organizations.
The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.