Proper Use

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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.

Missed Dose

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.