Libreta de salud infantil familiar digital

Chickenpox is an infectious disease produced by a virus called Herpes-Zoster, very common during chilhood.

In Argentina it affects approximately 400,000 children every year.


It is usually benign; though, some complications can appear occasionally, as for example, pneumonitis, hepatitis o encephalitis. These are not frequent but, when they appear they are serious. That is why several years ago the investigation of a protective vaccine started.


Nowadays we have this vaccine in our country, which is 85% to 95% efficient.


The reccomendation for its application is as follows:

  • Children up to 12 years = 1 dose.
  • Children older than 12 years = 2 doses (with a month interval in between).



Ask your pediatrician.

Concerning your children's health the pediatrician is irreplaceable!!

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