Chickenpox is so-called "chicken pox" and is acute infection due to chickenpox, herpes zoster virus. We are infected by direct contact and spray, air infection, and the incubation period is usually 13-17 days. Slight fever and rash are caused and develop suddenly. In Japan, it develops in around 1 million people a year, and around 4,000 people are hospitalized, and it is estimated that around 20 people die. For disease of child, the onset at 9 years or younger accounts for 90% or more mainly.
About 20% of people suffer from chickenpox even if we inoculate chickenpox vaccine when we receive infection afterwards, but it is mild and comes to often finish even if they suffer.
Chickenpox vaccine is live vaccine which attenuated chickenpox virus. We break out in a rash soon after the inoculation on the next day, and hives, itch, fever may appear. In addition, vice-reaction that redness and swelling, stiffness of place that we injected are formed on may be seen.
Schedule: We carry out through the year
Place: The prefecture designated medical institution (when you receive inoculation other than the prefecture designated medical institution, please contact health center palette beforehand)
The age of the month of inoculation
The inoculation number of times, inoculation interval
Under 36 months from 12 months after birth
Twice in total
The first: Once in interval normally 15-month-old from 12 months after birth
Addition: After the first time, put interval of (normally December from June) more than March; and once
※When it is over 36 months after birth when we inoculate addition, additional inoculation is out of periodical inoculation.
※Please inoculate in consultation with the chief physician.
※As the following people are excluded, please be careful.
・Person who has suffered from chickenpox