Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Chicken Pox vaccine not available in India - May 2014

Chicken Pox vaccine is not available in India at the present point of time. We are getting a lot of anxious calls from parents due to increased number of Chicken Pox cases. This is due to nonseasonal rains in North India. The good news are 
1. Chicken pox vaccine is likely to become available by first week of June - Varilrix by GSK 
2. Chicken pox disease in children is generally a mild disease. So while I would suggest that you consider taking the vaccine when it is available, there is certainly no need to panic at the present point of time.

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