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What adults should get the chickenpox vaccine?

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Health officials suggest that adults without evidence of previous immunity to chickenpox should get the chickenpox vaccine. Special consideration should be given to:

  • Those at high risk for infection or transmission, such as health care workers and teachers.
  • Those who are in close contact with people at high risk of infection.
  • Family and others who come in contact with people with compromised immune systems.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 29, 2017

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