What is varicella virus vaccine?

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Varicella virus vaccine is a live vaccine to help prevent chicken pox. It is given no earlier than a child's first birthday, and helps the body develop immunity to the varicella virus which causes chicken pox. Subsequent booster doses are now recommended.

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