Adults may have more severe disease and have a higher incidence of complications. Live vaccines may be administered at least 3 months following termination of chemotherapy at least 1 month after high dose steroid use of 2 weeks or more. List of vaccine and disease publications and resources related to. The pink book provides physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and others with the most comprehensive information on routinely. Varicella and zoster joellen wolicki, bsn, rn nurse educator, communications and education branch ceb, immunization services division isd, national center for immunization and respiratory diseases ncird download recording right click zip file to save this is a rerecording of the original event. Because of the increased risk of febrile seizures following the first dose of mmrv vaccine compared to mmr and varicella vaccines, for the first dose of vaccine to prevent measles, mumps, rubella and varicella, unless the parent or caregiver expresses a preference for mmrv vaccine, separate mmr and varicella vaccines should be administered for children 12 through 47 months of age. Vzv is a dna virus and is a member of the herpesvirus group. Varicella vaccine resources and references including vaccine safety, healthcare provider. Cdc recommends two doses of varicella vaccine for unvaccinated children. Varicella also called chickenpox was a common childhood disease. The pink book contains the most comprehensive information on routinely used vaccines and the diseases they prevent.
Varicella is an acute infectious disease caused by varicella zoster virus vzv. Immunology and vaccinepreventable diseases pink book. Laiv, mmr, varicella, and rotavirus vaccines may be administered to susceptible household and other close contacts. The vaccine was licensed for use in the united states in march 1995. Breakthrough varicella has been reported in both one and twodose vaccine recipients. Varicella resources and references for providers cdc.
Varicella chickenpox immunization action coalition. General best practice guidelines for immunization, part i. The th edition epidemiology and prevention of vaccinepreventable diseases, a. Pinkbook varicella epidemiology of vaccine preventable. Public confidence in vaccine safety is critical higher standard of safety is expected of vaccines vaccinees generally healthy vs. Pinkbook general recommendations epidemiology of vpds. Prior to the availability of varicella vaccine there were approximately 4. Pinkbook home epidemiology of vaccine preventable diseases. The centers for disease control and prevention is accredited by the accreditation council for continuing medical education accme to. Recommended interval between administration of antibody.1125 1126 109 1158 496 974 205 901 1562 1040 327 1284 1246 1221 957 821 1391 942 203 1289 1445 206 12 739 514 523 1513 681 1282 716 800 1084 1224 1116