Published in Vaccine Weekly, July 3rd, 1995
Varicella virus causes more than 3.7 million cases of chicken pox in the United States each year. A safe and effective vaccine has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is likely to be recommended for universal use in toddlers. However, for older children and adolescents with a negative or uncertain history of chicken pox, the decision about whether to vaccinate presumptively is...
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