Varicella prevention in the United States: a review of successes and challenges.

@article{Marin2008VaricellaPI,
  title={Varicella prevention in the United States: a review of successes and challenges.},
  author={Mona Marin and Hartwig Mei\ssner and Jane F. Seward},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={122 3},
  pages={e744-51}
}
OBJECTIVE In 1995, the United States was the first country to introduce a universal 1-dose childhood varicella vaccination program. In 2006, the US varicella vaccine policy was changed to a routine 2-dose childhood program, with catchup vaccination for older children. The objective of this review was to summarize the US experience with the 1-dose varicella vaccination program, present the evidence considered for the policy change, and outline future challenges of the program. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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