Published in Vaccine Weekly, August 31st, 2005
According to a study from the United States, "The U.S. experienced a shortage of varicella vaccine in 2002, leading to the concerns about its impact. Two hundred and four Minnesota and Pennsylvania physicians, most (164) of whom were interviewed in 1999 on the topic of varicella vaccine, responded to a 2003 survey. Although 67% were aware of the 2002 varicella vaccine shortage, 24% experienced it and only 45% were aware of the 2002 temporary change in national vaccination recommendations."
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