The chickenpox vaccine

Napoli, Maryann
June 1996
Mothering;Summer96, Issue 79, p56
Discusses information about the chickenpox vaccine. Approval by the Food and Drug Administration in 1995; Availability; Concerns raised regarding the long-term effects of the vaccine. INSETS: Considering varicella, by Anne Montgomery.;Chickenpox: Live and let live?, by Jay Gordon..


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