Health Tip: Some Shouldn't Get a Chickenpox Vaccine12/11/12
(HealthDay News) -- The chickenpox (varicella) vaccine can help
protect many people from the virus. But it's not recommended for
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention identifies
people who should not get the chickenpox shot:
- Anyone who has had a life-threatening reaction to a prior dose
of the vaccine, gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin.
- Anyone who is moderately or severely ill. It's recommended that
you postpone the shot until you're well.
- Any woman who is pregnant or who is planning to become pregnant
within one month of the vaccine.
- Anyone with a compromised immune system, such as those with
cancer or AIDS.
- Anyone who has had a recent blood transfusion.
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