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Chickenpox or chicken pox is a highly Infectious disease illness caused by primary infection with varicella zoster virus (VZV). ...
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Zostavax is a attenuated vaccine developed by Merck & Co. which has been shown to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster by 51.3% in a study of 38,000 adults aged 60 and older who received the vaccine. The vaccine also reduced by 66.5% the number of cases...
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Zostavax is a attenuated vaccine developed by Merck & Co. which has been shown to reduce the incidence of herpes zoster by 51.3% in a study of 38,000 adults aged 60 and older who received the vaccine. The vaccine also reduced by 66.5% the number of cases...
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i administered zostavax (it was a nightmare to get it...
" ...third zoster vaccine, after 2 varivax i administered zostavax (it was a nightmare to get it in ...nobody wantet to administer me zostavax, because I am 21 and... "

ow Varivax is safe & effective. We just don't know...
" Are you referring to Varivax or Zostavax? Varivax has been around for about ...site for it years ago. Zostavax has an indication for those ...this point. We know Varivax is safe & effective. We just... "

potent, call it Zostavax=make tons of new money with a dr...
" ...may be easier to get Varivax because any adult who hasn't ...more potent, call it Zostavax=make tons of new money ...bet people over 60 could take Varivax and achieve similar positive... "

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dical errors. Patients given Zostavax instead of Varivax an...
" ...been reports to Merck about Zostavax vaccinee's getting shingles and varicella, including reports ...are tons of reports of medical errors. Patients given Zostavax instead of Varivax and vice... "

y they used Varivax (chickenpox vaccine) and not Zo...
" BlckInParis, Please ask: Why they used Varivax (chickenpox vaccine) and not Zostavax (shingles vaccine)? Is the protocol before vaccination 5 days of antivirals and 3... "

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ot be used in place of Zostavax. Zostavax should not...
" From http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/shingles/hcp-vaccination.htm \"Zostavax®, the vaccine to prevent herpes ...varicella vaccine. Varivax cannot be used in place of Zostavax. Zostavax should... "

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by which Zostavax could cause shingles. Having already...
" ...see a mechanism by which Zostavax could cause shingles. Having already had chickenpox, he also already has wild-type VZV in the ganglia. The idea of reexposure to the (live) attenuated Oka strain is... "

ot be used in place of Zostavax. Zostavax should not be u...
" Quote: ZOSTAVAX is a live virus vaccine. From the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/...accination.htm Zostavax®, the vaccine to prevent herpes ...vaccine. Varivax cannot be used in... "

inadvertently give a 12-year-old child Zostavax instead of...
" If we inadvertently give a 12-year-old child Zostavax instead of Varivax, what should we do?This is ...prevent this from happening again. Zostavax vaccine contains about 14 times ...much varicella vaccine... "

ey chose to use the Varivax/chickenpox vaccine in the st...
" ...in the US. The Varivax is for chickenpox and is approved for ...vaccine in the study was the Varivax/chickenpox vaccine. I think for ...groups, they chose to use the Varivax/chickenpox vaccine in the... "

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