VARICELLA VACCINE – GCCINJ
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)
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
- 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:
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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