The varicella vaccine is safe

Written by: Dr. Manuel Baca Cots
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Chickenpox has ceased to be a benign disease. It is for this reason that it is necessary to vaccinate children against this virus. The problems caused can be very serious, and that is why it is important to cut that risk by vaccination.

Wait for children is 12 years vaccinated against chickenpox does not make sense, because at that age, 90 percent have passed the disease. As indicated by pediatricians , the vaccine should be in the third year of life of children.


How chicken pox manifest itself?

It is a highly contagious disease that is incubated for three weeks. That is the time when the body is expelling the virus. the clinical phase in which blisters appear on the skin, itchy then gives. In some cases complications, which may cause the disease to be extended beyond three weeks arise. Chickenpox longer contagious when scabs appear on the skin.

With regard to complications, on the one hand they are neurological, which have impact on the brain. Furthermore, pulmonary complications, which may develop pneumonia as very poor prognosis and difficult to treat, as well as the problems that arise in the skin of allergic children. The disease can affect any organ. In addition, there is a real danger among pregnant. cases of pregnant women who become infected with chickenpox, the virus affects the fetus with severe malformations occur.


Is the vaccine is safe and no risk to the child who receives it ?

There is no risk to children nor for adults. Most Western countries use this vaccine, which has no side effects.

It is essential to inject at least one dose of vaccine. That's important, because it prevents the disease develops significantly. With a second dose is almost completely eradicates chickenpox. The second dose should be given at least three months apart from the first.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Manuel Baca Cots

Bachelor and Doctor of Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Baca Cots is a renowned specialist in Pediatrics, specialty obtained after performing the MIR in the Maternal and Child Hospital of Malaga. Dr. Baca Cots was a researcher in the project Preventing early nenonatal infection by Streptococcus group B in Andalusia. He is currently the Head of the Pediatric Service of the Quirón Hospital in Málaga, where he coordinates more than 70 professionals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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