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Varivax vs. Zostavax for Chicken Pox

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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... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Varivax vs. Zostavax

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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...
more potent, call it Zostavax=make tons of new money with...
...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...
medical errors. Patients given Zostavax instead of Varivax...
...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...
Why they used Varivax (chickenpox vaccine) and not...
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...
by which Zostavax could cause shingles. Having already...
...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...
inadvertently give a 12-year-old child Zostavax instead of...
...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 ...
they chose to use the Varivax/chickenpox vaccine in the...
...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...
cannot be used in place of Zostavax. Zostavax should...
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...
is taken off the internet from Varivax research studies....
...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...
recipients of the Varivax or Zostavax vaccine have reported...
Some recipients of the Varivax or Zostavax vaccine have reported outbreaks up to 4 months after the initial vaccination. Others...
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