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Chickenpox Vaccine Prevents Complications in Older Patients

KEY POINT

Adults who never have had chickenpox should be vaccinated against it. Once vaccinated, serious chickenpox infections and related complications are minimized, and the effects of the vaccine are long-lasting.

SOURCES

Ampofo K et al. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Infectious Disease Society of America. New Orleans, La.: 2000 Sept 7.