To prevent infection with chicken pox virus many people carry out vaccination with a weakened virus form to avoid both the first and the recurrent disease complicated by shingles.
The first two vaccinations are done to children from one to one and a half years and from four to six years. To the twelve year old children, chicken pox may be vaccinated together with a vaccine of rubella, measles and parotitis.
The vaccination proved its effectiveness during epidemics if to do it in time within three days from the moment of contact to the sick person. It is possible to avoid the disease, or it will pass in absolutely mild form. It is possible to be vaccinated within five days, but for some people it may be “a blank shot”.
The chicken pox vaccination is not recommended to be done to pregnant women and also to people with positive allergic reaction to neomycin and gelatin. Parents do a chicken pox vaccination to children generally for the purpose that their child wouldn’t miss school lessons, and of course not to receive serious complications from a disease. Vaccination is easily sustained; in isolated cases small rashes are possible. If it has happened it is worth limiting for some time contacts to children and adults who have not had the disease yet.
To make the correct decision whether vaccination necessary or not it is necessary to consult with the attending physician; he will give the correct advice whether such vaccination is necessary and when it is better to do it.