Friday, January 30, 2015

Chicken Pox vaccine now available after shortage for more than 6 months

After being conspicuously absent for the last 6 months or more, chicken pox vaccine is now finally available in India again.
This is good news for parents and pediatricians also, since the pediatricians kept on getting bombarded y anxious parents at every visit regarding the absence of this vaccine, and the reasons for the same!
The vaccine that has just become available is by Wockhardt Pharma and called BIOVAC V
As per IAP guidelines (Indian Academy of Pediatrics), 2 doses are recommended for Chicken Pox vaccination at 15 months and then a booster at 5 years.
If your child has not taken these 2 doses and has never had CP disease, this may be a good time to talk to your doctor about this vaccination.

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