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How soon after taking Varivax will my symptoms improve?

Varivax is a preventive vaccine given to prevent chicken pox, a viral illness that causes fever and itchy, fluid-filled blisters all over the body. Since no vaccine is 100 percent effective, there is always a small chance of getting chicken pox even though you are vaccinated. However, people who do get chicken pox after getting Varivax usually get a much milder case than they likely would have, had they not received the Varivax vaccine.

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