Now children could get a routine chickenpox vaccine - News Summed Up

Now children could get a routine chickenpox vaccine


Stock imageThe chickenpox vaccine could be added to Ireland’s childhood immunisation programme. The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) accepted the request and today published the protocol for its newest health technology assessment (HTA) of the addition of the chickenpox (varicella) vaccine to the routine childhood immunisation schedule. Read MoreA number of countries already have the chickenpox vaccine as part of their routine childhood immunisation programmes, including Australia and Canada. Chickenpox is a common infectious disease that mainly affects children; one case of chickenpox can potentially infect 10 to 12 people. “Over the last 30 years, a growing number of countries around the world have added the chickenpox vaccine to their routine childhood immunisation schedules.


Source: Irish Independent June 23, 2022 21:52 UTC



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