Chickenpox (varicella) is a common viral infection of childhood that can reappear later in life as shingles (herpes zoster).

A chickenpox vaccine is recommended for all infants and non-immune adults.

Further information

For further information please see the fact sheet or contact your local public health unit on 1300 066 055.

Current as at: Thursday 29 August 2019
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