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Vaccine Preventable Diseases

It is our goal to provide our parents with as much useful information as possible. We have compiled some historical, clinical and statistical information regarding the vaccine preventable diseases that are covered by the recommended routine vaccine schedule. We have included links for the Centers for Disease Control's vaccine information sheets (VIS) for each vaccine.
Chickenpox

Varicella, better known as chickenpox, is a viral infection that causes a generalized and pruritic rash that progresses rapidly in three different stages. The rash usually appears first on the head, then on the trunk, and then the extremities; the highest concentration of lesions is on the trunk. Lesions also can occur on mucous membranes of the oropharynx, respiratory tract, vagina, conjunctiva, and the cornea. Chickenpox is very contagious. Chickenpox can lead to complications including cellulitis, sepsis, meningitis, encephalitis, and pneumonia. The highest complication rates occur in children less than one and older than 15 years of age. The chickenpox vaccine was licensed in the United Sates in 1995. The vaccine produces 70 – 90% prevention from infection and 90 – 100% prevention from serious disease. Prior to the vaccine, there was an average of 100 deaths a year due to chickenpox infections.

Chickenpox - Vaccine Information Sheet

www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/varicella.pdf

Diphtheria
Haemophilus Influenza Type B
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Human Papillomavirus
Influenza
Measles
Meningococcal meningitis
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumococcus
Polio
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus