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A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child this vaccine. This vaccine is given as a shot under your skin, usually in the upper arms, or front side of the thighs.
Children 12 months to 12 years of age should receive 2 doses of Varivax® vaccine, with the first dose given between 12 to 15 months and the second between 4 to 6 years. Teenagers and adults should receive 2 doses and wait 4 weeks between the first and second shot.
This vaccine comes with a patient information insert. Read and understand carefully all of the information in the insert. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
This medicine needs to be given on a fixed schedule. If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.