Navigation Links
Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds
Date:4/2/2013

By Serena Gordon
HealthDay Reporter

TUESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- The chickenpox vaccine is very effective at preventing the disease, and its protection doesn't wane over time, new research finds.

"This is a really good vaccine," said the study's lead author, Dr. Roger Baxter, co-director of the Vaccine Study Center at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif. One dose is enough to protect against most cases and severe infection, he said, while "the second dose just wipes it out."

The study results were released online April 1 in advance of publication in the May print issue of Pediatrics.

Chickenpox, an infection caused by the varicella virus, was commonplace in childhood until the introduction of the vaccine in the United States in 1995. Prior to the vaccine's introduction, more than 90 percent of children contracted chickenpox by the time they were 20 years old, according to the study. Although usually mild, the disease, which causes itchy blisters all over the body, was responsible for about 100 deaths a year.

When the vaccine was introduced, it wasn't clear if one dose would be sufficient, or if protection would wear off over time. Consistent protection was important because chickenpox infection in older teens and adults can be much more serious than it generally is in childhood, Baxter said.

Initial studies suggested the vaccine was between 80 percent and 90 percent effective, but sporadic outbreaks of chickenpox still occurred. In 2006, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended that a second dose of varicella vaccine be given when children are between 4 and 6 years old.

The current study included 7,585 children vaccinated with varicella vaccine in 1995 when they were 2 years old. The researchers followed the children's health for 14 years, looking for cases of chickenpox or herpes zoster, which is more commonly known as shingles. Shingles is another type
'/>"/>

Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Chickenpox Cases Fall 80% Over Decade: CDC
2. Online Pilates Mat and Ball Training Provides Opportunity for Education, Income and Career Growth
3. New Merchant Solution Provides Credibility to Medical Marijuana Industry
4. Wake Forest Baptist research provides clues to alcohol addiction vulnerability
5. myMEDholiday.com Now Provides Information on Rehabilitation Centers and Procedures
6. Online Insurance Marketplace Provides tips on how to Choose the best life Insurance Quotes
7. Combination therapy provides similar clinical benefit as single drug treatment in MS
8. Maui'd Forever The Hawaiian Island Wedding Planning Company Now Provides Activities to Their Clients
9. Oakland Spine & Rehabilitation Center Provides Effective Whiplash And Post-Surgery Physical Therapy
10. Astro Clairvoyant Norah Guide for Premium Astrology Now Provides Weekly Love Horoscopes and Love Tarot Readings at No Cost
11. New chemical probe provides tool to investigate role of malignant brain tumor domains
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Chickenpox Shot Provides Long-Term Protection, Study Finds
(Date:1/23/2015)... Hastings and Hastings, a law firm in ... number of legal representation client review requests for slip and ... steady rise in the number of slip and fall related ... the Valley. With that said, a large number of injury ... experienced law firm. Hastings and Hastings is a personal injury ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... West Hollywood, California (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 The ... 22, 2015 at 10 a.m., to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of ... the United States. , “It’s been 42 years since the Roe ... to choose is still as present as ever,” said City of ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... The Incredible Bulk is a revolutionary method put ... muscle by up to 30lbs in less than 12 weeks ... Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative review. , “Our Incredible ... diet formula that allows the body to pack on a ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Juvent Sports ( http://www.juventsports.com ) and ... Merchandise Show to bestow a Juvent Sports Achievement award ... Arlene McKitrick. The award commemorated and congratulated McKitrick for ... She won her first amateur tournament in 1979 and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Carinsurancesavings.biz has released a new blog post presenting ... . , Purchasing an accidental death and dismemberment rider ... type of rider provides benefits if the insured dies in ... lesser form of life insurance. , AD&D is not ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hastings and Hastings Reports a Record Number of Client Review Requests for Slip and Fall Accidents in 2014 2Health News:The Incredible Bulk: Review Examining Ben Pakulski’s Brand New Bulking Muscle Building Diet Program Released 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 2Health News:All-Time Leading Female Amateur Golfer Arlene McKitrick Receives Juvent Sports Achievement Award at 2015 PGA Show 3Health News:Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance Can Be Purchased at Low Prices Online 2
... CEO Gregg Lehman enumerates steps towards 21st century ... Minn., Jan. 24 A 21st century approach ... health and,productivity, according to a new HealthFitness (OTC ... company,s president and CEO.,HealthFitness is a leading provider ...
... nations top pain centers will come together to discuss ... 24th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Pain ... Kissimmee (Orlando), Florida. , The premier meeting for physicians ... the latest advances in pain research as well as ...
... Competitive Intelligence,groups have a tough job. Trying ... trying to capture a portion of an,eroding market ... corporate rivals, all,the while providing customized deliverables to ... that certain CI groups are better,structured, staffed and ...
... AutoGenomics, a leader in,developing automated molecular testing solutions ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its,INFINITI 2C9-VKORC1 ... FDA clearance for its INFINITI Analyzer and FII/FV ... receive FDA clearance for our warfarin test," said,Fareed ...
... January 2008 - The main regulators of the immune ... involved in a large range of immune diseases. The ... a critical role in the onset of type 1 ... Ciriaco Piccirillo, a researcher in the Department of Microbiology ...
... DALLAS, Jan. 24 Accuro Healthcare Solutions, Inc.,announced today ... Exchange Commission relating to a proposed initial public offering ... offered and the price range,for the offering has not ... book-running manager for the offering, and Citi,and Piper Jaffray ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:From Research to Practice: Healthfitness, Eastman Chemical Company Case Study Demonstrates Real-World Health Gains and Productivity Savings 2Health News:From Research to Practice: Healthfitness, Eastman Chemical Company Case Study Demonstrates Real-World Health Gains and Productivity Savings 3Health News:Competitive Intelligence: Processes to Produce Insights that Matter 2Health News:Deficient regulators in the immune system responsible for type 1 diabetes 2
(Date:1/23/2015)... , Jan. 23, 2015 Cord Blood America, Inc. ... ("CBAI" or the "Company")  filed a Preliminary Proxy Statement, Schedule ... ) today, and provides an update for shareholders detailing why ... is requested. Dear Shareholders, As we ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 ... development company, is delighted to announce that the Malcolm ... Miles Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona ... Weir (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... RMD ) today announced results for its quarter ... million, a 10 percent increase compared to the quarter ended ... currency basis). Net income was $91.2 million, an increase of ... Diluted earnings per share for the quarter were $0.64, an ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 2Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 3Cord Blood America Announces Preliminary Proxy Filing and Details Why a "YES" Vote to Increase Authorized Shares Is Requested 4Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 2ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 3ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 4ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 5ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 6ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 7ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 8ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 9ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 10ResMed Inc. Announces Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 11
... Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., one of the nations, ... lawsuit in Ohio against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. on behalf of ... ASR XL Acetabular System hip replacement. On August ... Johnson (NYSE: JNJ ), announced a voluntary recall ...
... Sept. 28 Cobalis Corp. (Pink Sheets: ... Call to provide investors and shareholders with further details and ... and legal issues. Shareholders and investors MUST RSVP ... October 5, 2010 at 1:15pm Pacific Time. Interested parties may ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc. 2Cobalis Corp. Announces Second Update Conference Call for Investors on October 5, 2010 2
... H. pylori Rapid Test Strip and Device ... detection of antibodies to Helicobacter pylori (H. ... to aid in the diagnosis of H. ... age and older. They are intended for ...
Immunoassay for rapid, qualitative detection of IgG antibodies specific to Helicobacter pylori in whole blood....
Clearview H. pylori II uses rapid, two-step technology for the direct detection of H. pylori antibodies. , ,The patented, innovative technology used by Clearview H. pylori II provides highly sen...
... Uni-Gold™ H. pylori assay is intended ... detection of IgG antibodies to Helicobacter ... serum, plasma or whole blood as ... H. pylori infection in patients with ...
Medicine Products: