Second Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

Kids and adults benefit from children receiving both recommended immunizations, researcher says

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The CDC recommends that children under 13 years get two doses of the chickenpox vaccine: one between the ages of 12 months and 15 months, and the second dose between the ages of 4 and 6 years.

People aged 13 and older who've never had chickenpox or the vaccine should get two doses, at least 28 days apart, the CDC says.

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Learn more about the chickenpox vaccine from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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