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Vaccination benefits

Though Chicken Pox does not lead to complications, the infected kid has to be kept in isolation.

health and fitness Updated: Oct 17, 2003 21:23 IST
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Though in most cases Chicken Pox does not lead to complications, the infected child has to be kept in isolation. For the two weeks the infection may last the child is unwell, irritable and has to be kept at home.

There is unease among care givers as there is an outside chance that it may lead to complications. All these can be avoided by vaccination.

As with all diseases prevention is better than cure. The vaccine now available is a safe and effective. It has hardly any reactions. Mild fever and irritability are possible.

Children between 12 to 18 months can be given the Chicken Pox vaccine.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Oct 17, 2003 21:23 IST