What are the possible adverse effects of the second-dose varicella vaccine?

Updated: Nov 30, 2018
  • Author: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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A study by Su et al reported that pyrexia, headache, or vomiting occurred in 494 (3%) out of 14,641 adverse events after second-dose vaccination. No new or unexpected safety concerns for second-dose varicella vaccination were found. [32]


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