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A Recent study## found that children who were vaccinated against varicella had 78% lower incidence of herpes zoster (shingles) than those who were not vaccinated. The varicella virus goes dormant in the body after causing a chickenpox infection and can later reemerge to cause herpes zoster, a painful skin rash also known as shingles. Findings also showed that children who received two doses of the vaccine – the first between 12 and 18 months of age and a booster between 4 and 6 years of age, as recommended by the AAP had an even a lower incidence of herpes zoster.

##Ref Article at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/two-for-one-chickenpox-vaccine-lowers-shingles-risk-in-children

Posted On: 17/07/2019

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