What is Varivax?

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Varivax is a vaccine that protects against the varicella virus. The varicella virus is the virus that causes chicken pox. The vaccine works by causing an immune response in your body that creates antibodies to the weakened virus in the vaccine. This helps people avoid getting chicken pox who have not previously been exposed to the varicella virus.

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