Who should receive Varivax?

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Children one to 12 years of age can get Varivax, an injectable vaccine for preventing varicella (chicken pox). Children older than 12 years of age, adolescents and adults who have not been exposed to the varicella virus can get Varivax as well. However, there are some children and adults who should not get the vaccine, such as those with allergies to any of Varivax's ingredients. Your doctor can let you know if Varivax is recommended for you or your child.

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