Prevention of Varicella: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP); Summary of Recommendations for Varicella Vaccination; Appendix: Prevention of Varicella: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). MMWR 1996; 45 (No. RR-11).
Source:MMWR. Recommendations and reports : Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Recommendations and reports / Centers for Disease Control. 1996; 45(RR-11):1-36.
Herpesvirus 3, Human
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Description:These recommendations represent the first statement by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on the use of live, attenuated varicella virus vaccine -- VARIVAX -- manufactured by Merck and Company, Inc. and licensed in March 1995 for use in healthy persons greater than or equal to 12 months of age. In addition to presenting information regarding vaccine, this statement updates previous recommendations concerning the use of varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) as prophylaxis against varicella (MMWR 1984;33:84-90,95-100).
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