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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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Acyclovir 1,104 Valtrex 771 Varivax 451
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Other name: Zostavax (Zostavax)
Other name: Varivax (Varivax)
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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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" ...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... "

" Are you referring to Varivax or Zostavax? Varivax has been around for about ...for it years ago. Zostavax has an indication for ...this point. We know Varivax is safe & effective. We just ... "

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

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

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" ...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 exactly the same as the... "

" ...give a 12-year-old child Zostavax instead of Varivax, what should ...happening again. Zostavax vaccine contains ...virus as Varivax. http://www.immunize.org/askexperts/experts_zos.asp ... "

" ...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 vacci... "

" ...Adolescents and Adults FOR VARIVAX In a multicenter study ...adults, 2 doses of VARIVAX administered 8 weeks apart ...this vaccine. This is taken off the internet from Varivax research studi... "

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