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VARICELLA VACCINE – GCCINJ

Kids and Adults vaccines in kathmandu nepal

Do you need a Varicella Vaccine in Kathmandu Nepal or in your travels to Tibet and North India? Clinic One offers this solution in a convenient environment.

(Live Attenuated Varicella Virus Vaccine)

Description:

The vaccine is a lyophilized preparation of live attenuated Varicella virus and becomes a transparent, colorless or yellowish solutions when reconstituted with the diluent supplied.

Indication:

For prophylaxis against Varicella in individuals aged 12 months or older.

The vaccination is recommended in the subject who has not a history of Varicella and meets the below criteria:

  • High risk patients predisposed to varicella infection.
  • In acute lymphatic leukemia patients:
    • Those who have shown complete disappearance of any varicella vaccine components for at least last 3 months.
    • Those who have more tha 500/mm3 lymphocytes
  • Immunosuppressant patients like cancer patients under chemotherapy.
  • Patients with COPD under corticosteroids.
  • Subjects who have closely come in touch with the vaccinated high risk patients.
  • Medical student, nurses, doctors, women who want to be prevented during pregnancy.

Dosage and Administration

Immediately not longer than 30 minutes after reconstitution with diluent supplied. Inject a single dose of 0.5 ml subcutaneously.

 

Immunization Schedule

  • The varicella vaccine is given by injection when the kids are between 12 to 15 months old. At 4 to 6 years of age, they are given a booster shot for protection
  • Kids who are older than 6 but younger than 13 who have not have chicken pox also may receive the vaccine, with the two doses given at least 3 months apart.
  • Kids 13 years or older who have not had either chicken pox or the vaccine need two vaccine doses at least 1 month apart.

Contraindication

The vaccine is contraindicated to the individuals with

  • Administration of other live vaccines (oral polio, measles, rubella, mumps and BCG vaccines) within 1 month.
  • Cardiovascular, renal or hepatic disorder.
  • History of hypersensitivity to any ingredients of this vaccine
  • Pregnancy or willingness to conceive within two months
  • Children under 12 months of age.
  • Primary, acquired immunodeficiency including immunosuppression associated with AIDS or clinical manifestation of human immunodeficiency virus infection
  • Patients whose immune system has been highly suppressed due to radiotherapy or intensified treatment for leukemia.
  • Fever or malnutrition.

Adverse Reaction

  • In high risk patient, papule and vesicular eruptions accompanied by mild fever may occur 14 to 30 days after vaccination.
  • Herpes zoster may occur to high risk population, which is not serious

Common adverse effects:

  • Pain/Soreness
  • Swelling
  • Rash
  • Pruritus
  • Fever

Drug Interaction

Blood/Plasma transfusion: if less than 3 months

For six weeks following vaccination, do not use salicylate during natural Varicella infection.

 

Warnings and Precautions

  • Anaphylactiod reaction epinephrine (1: 1000)
  • The duration of protection after vaccination with varicella is unknown.
  • Pregnancy and nursing mother.
  • In case of administration of 6 – mercaptopurine, other dosages should be discontinued for at least one week before vaccination and resumed at least one week after vaccination.

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