Chickenpox News

Date Posted
Article Title
8/27/2009
U.S. Childhood Vaccine Rates Good But Could Be Better: CDC

Compliance still high and stable, but more coverage needed among poor, report finds

4/1/2009
Health Tip: Calming Chickenpox

Help keep your child comfortable

8/8/2008
Chickenpox Protection: Get That Booster

Immunity can fade after first injection, so second shot now recommended

5/15/2008
CDC Recommends Shingles Vaccine for Those Over 60

ZOSTAVAX could prevent two thirds of shingles cases, expert says

1/24/2008
Health Tip: Understanding Shingles

Caused by the same virus as chickenpox

11/1/2007
Health Tip: The Itch of Chickenpox

Help keep it under control

5/16/2007
Health Tip: Prevent the Spread of Chickenpox

The virus is very contagious

11/13/2006
Health Tip: Symptoms of Shingles

If you've had chicken pox, watch for these signs

9/25/2006
Health Tip: Calm the Itch of Chicken Pox

Home remedies can keep your child comfortable

5/26/2006
FDA Approves Shingles Vaccine

It's recommended for those 60 years of age and older

3/14/2006
2/2/2005
Chickenpox Vaccine Saving Lives

Deaths down since program began in 1995, CDC reports

10/6/2004
'X' Marks the 'Pox' for Mischievous Girls

Marker, imagination lead to sisters' feigned cases of disease

9/7/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Exceeds Expectations

Hospitalizations, costs, adult illness down since debut a decade ago

8/10/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Curbs Severity, Contagiousness of Disease

Kids who get it anyway experience much milder version

2/17/2004
Chicken Pox Vaccine Still Works After All These Years

Strongest immunity comes first year after vaccination

3/13/2003
Eye Shingles No Laughing Matter

Condition that is keeping David Letterman off the air can cause severe eye damage

12/11/2002
Chicken Pox Outbreak Bested Vaccine

But health officials defend shot's effectiveness

7/3/2002
Vaccine Protects Transplant Patients from Shingles

Chicken pox inoculation cuts risk of painful resurgence of virus

2/5/2002
Chicken Pox Shot Hits the Spot

Study shows steep declines in disease since U.S. vaccination program began

11/30/2001
Timing Affects Effectiveness of Chicken Pox Shot

CDC: Don't give it right after measles, mumps, rubella vaccine