Chicken Pox Vaccine Pharmacology

Chicken Pox Vaccine

About Chicken Pox Vaccine
A live attenuated vaccine of Oka/Merck strain of varicella-zoster virus, Active immunization against chickenpox.
Mechanism of Action of Chicken Pox Vaccine
This lyophilized preparation of the Oka strain of live attenuated varicella virus (obtained by propagation of the virus in MRC5 human diploid cell culture) gives an active immunization against varicella in healthy subjects and their susceptible healthy contact from the age of 12 months onwards.
Pharmacokinets of Chicken Pox Vaccine
Onset of Action for Chicken Pox Vaccine
Duration of Action for Chicken Pox Vaccine
Half Life of Chicken Pox Vaccine
Side Effects of Chicken Pox Vaccine
1. Fever
2. Paresthesia
3. Fever
4. Headache
Contra-indications of Chicken Pox Vaccine
1. Hypersensitivity to the vaccine
2. Febrile illness
3. Lymphocyte count <1200 per mm3
4. Immunity disorder
Special Precautions while taking Chicken Pox Vaccine
Avoid alcohol and disinfecting agents before vaccination because they will inactivate the virus
Pregnancy Related Information
Old Age Related Information
Use with caution
Breast Feeding Related Information
Children Related Information
Use with caution
Indications for Chicken Pox Vaccine
Active immunization against varicella in healthy subjects from the age of 12 months onwards
Interactions for Chicken Pox Vaccine
In subjects who have received immune globulins or a blood transfusion, immunisation should be delayed for at least three months because of the likelihood of vaccine failure due to passively acquired varicella antibodies.
Varicella vaccine can be administered at the same time as any other vaccines. Different injectable vaccines should always be administered at different injection sites. Inactivated vaccines can be administered in any temporal relationship to varicella vaccine.
A measles virus containing vaccine may be given at the same time as varicella vaccine; but if measles vaccine is not given at the same time as varicella vaccine, it is recommended that an interval of at least one month be respected between the two vaccinations; since it is recognised that measles vaccination may lead to short lived suppression of the cell mediated immune response.
Typical Dosage for Chicken Pox Vaccine
Sub cutaneous-
0.5 ml of the vaccine- 1 dose
12 months to 12 years- 1 dose
Below 13 years - 2 doses with an interval of 6 to 10 weeks
Schedule of Chicken Pox Vaccine
Storage Requirements for Chicken Pox Vaccine
Store at 2 -8 degree C. Protect from heat and light.
Effects of Missed Dosage of Chicken Pox Vaccine
Effects of Overdose of Chicken Pox Vaccine
Give symptomatic and supportive treatment

Home Delivery for Chicken Pox Vaccine in Your City

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However, we do publish a comprehensive directory of Pharmacies, Chemists and Druggists in cities all over India. You can use this directory to find the medicine stores in your city (or area) that provide home delivery services for chicken pox vaccine and other medicines and health products. Home delivery services for chicken pox vaccine may be free or they may cost you depending on the pharmacy and the minimum order requirements. It would be best to get this clarified while placing the order.

Please be aware that you should take chicken pox vaccine only if a doctor has recommended or prescribed it. Some or all pharmacies who provide a home delivery service for medicines might insist on a prescription for chicken pox vaccine before they complete the sale. You can get this information while placing the order for chicken pox vaccine with the pharmacy.

Chicken Pox Vaccine is a generic medicine name and there are several brands available for it. Some of the brands for chicken pox vaccine might be better known than chicken pox vaccine itself. If the pharmacy that's willing to deliver medicines to your home doesn't have chicken pox vaccine in stock, you can ask for one of the branded alternatives for chicken pox vaccine.