Alternate Names : Varicella Vaccine
What happens later at home?
The chickenpox vaccine is very safe. Severe
are very rare. But it is important to call a doctor right away to report
has any new or worsening symptoms.
What are the potential complications after the procedure?
Chickenpox itself is far more likely to cause serious problems for people at
high risk than the vaccine is. Possible side effects of the vaccination include:
up to 1 month after vaccination
mild redness, pain, and swelling at the site of the shot for 1 to 2 days
or another reaction at the site of the shot
rarely, seizures resulting from the fever
very rarely, a severe allergic reaction known as anaphylactic shock,
brain damage, or even death