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- Chickenpox Vaccine: Why Your Child Needs It April 27, 2017
Why Your Child Needs Chickenpox Vaccine
Do you have unpleasant memories of getting the chickenpox when you were young? You may remember having an uncomfortable rash, staying home from school for a week, and trying not to scratch the scabs. You may also remember it as a rite of passage, because all of your friends got it—It was just part of growing up. That’s because chickenpox is very contagious. One child can spread it to another from 1 to 2 days before they get the rash until all their chickenpox blisters have formed scabs (usually 5-7 days). But, now, your children don’t have to suffer the way and your friends did because there’s a vaccine to protect them against chickenpox.