Chickenpox is a very contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). It causes a blister-like rash, itching, tiredness, and fever. CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults. Two vaccines containing varicella virus are licensed for use in the United States. Varivax® is the single-antigen varicella vaccine. ProQuad® is a combination measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (MMRV) vaccine. Both vaccines contain live, attenuated varicella-zoster virus derived from the Oka.
The Florida Department of Health in Broward County provides routine immunizations for children and adults in order to decrease vaccine-preventable diseases. See our list of DOH-Broward locations to find where your family can be vaccinated. Note: Always bring a copy of your or your child's immunization record to each visit. Parent or guardian. For a DHEC Immunization clinic near you, please visit Public Health Clinics or call 855-472-3432 for an appointment. For more information on how to find your immunization records, check out our FAQs.