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What should you do if you may be having a serious reaction to the chickenpox vaccine?

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If you think you may be having a serious reaction to the chickenpox vaccine, call your doctor right away. Make a note of your symptoms and report them to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967.

SOURCES:
CDC: "Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine Q&A," "Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination."
Medline Plus: "Chickenpox."
Merck Manuals: "Chickenpox."
AdultVaccination.org: "Chickenpox (Varicella)."
Immunization Action Coalition: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 12, 2019

SOURCES:
CDC: "Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine Q&A," "Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccination."
Medline Plus: "Chickenpox."
Merck Manuals: "Chickenpox."
AdultVaccination.org: "Chickenpox (Varicella)."
Immunization Action Coalition: "Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine Questions and Answers."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on November 12, 2019

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