Should the varicella vaccine be given to all children to prevent chickenpox?

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Should the varicella vaccine be given to all children to prevent chickenpox?

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Title: Should the varicella vaccine be given to all children to prevent chickenpox?
Author: Plescia, Marcus; Leach, Laura; Rundell, Kristen
Keywords: waning immunity
vaccine-preventable death
immunocompromised
Date: 2004-06
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Journal of Family Practice, 53(6) 2004: 496-498.
Abstract: Healthy, unimmunized children who have not had varicella infection should be vaccinated (strength of recommendation: A, based on randomized controlled trials). Use of the vaccine in immunocompromised children is still being studied and has not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/3200

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