Chicken pox is a mild viral disease especially in children caused by the exposure to the Varcella Zoster virus (VZV) characterised by fever and blisters over various body parts. Child is slightly grumpy with decrease in appetite and slightly more irritable than usual.
It is a contagious disease which spreads from 1 person to other through airborne transmission.
One of the significant things about Chicken pox is that in adults it carries more complications as compared to in children. One tends to spread the virus before the onset of rash, therefore it becomes difficult to curtail the transmission.
As with other vaccines, vaccination against Chicken pox doesn’t guarantee 100% protection. 3% of kids may still get the disease but it becomes milder than usual. It is given in 2 doses at 15 months and booster at 4.5 years and this vaccine is also available in combination form with MMR vaccine. So ensuring that your child is vaccinated at the earliest is of utmost importance.