Prevention of Chicken Pox
Most people who have got chicken pox develop lifetime immunity and never develop it later on in life. However, in some people, Varicella can resurface later in life in the form of shingles. Now days, a chicken pox vaccine is available. The chicken pox vaccine requires only 2 shots – the first one which is administered at 1 year and the second booster dose is given at age 4. Any person can get vaccinated at any point of time. It is recommended that all children, except those with compromised immune systems, should get vaccinated against chicken pox. Vaccination seems to work in 90% of the cases. There has been a 90% decrease in chicken pox incidents. Those who do develop chicken pox symptoms find that complication is significantly lower.