Reactions to Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine
The varicella vaccine can cause various adverse reactions and injuries. If you suffered a reaction or injury after receiving the chickenpox vaccine, you may be entitled to compensation from a federal fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund. The varicella/chickenpox vaccine is administered to prevent contraction of varicella/chickenpox. Chickenpox symptoms can include rash, fever, fatigue, and the virus may lead to complications including pneumonia. The varicella vaccine is marketed as Varivax in the U.S. and globally as Varilrix.
The varicella/chickenpox vaccine is usually administered to children in two doses. The first varicella vaccine is administered at 12-15 months old and the second dose is administered at 4-6 years of age.
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Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine Symptoms
The varicella/chickenpox vaccine is associated with the following risks.
- Soreness at the injection site
- Brain reactions
- Severe allergic reaction
- Other conditions
If you or your child has any of these reactions to the varicella/chickenpox vaccine, seek medical attention immediately.
Chickenpox (Varicella) Vaccine Ingredients
The Varicella Virus Varivax vaccine, manufactured by Merck & Co., contains the following ingredients (not listed in order of quantity):
- Hydrolyzed gelatin
- Urea (refrigerated vaccine only)
- Sodium chloride
- Monosodium L-glutamate
- Sodium phosphate dibasic
- Potassium phosphate monobasic
- Potassium chloride
- Components of MRC-5 cells (DNA, protein)
- Bovine calf serum
- Sodium phosphate monobasic
- Fetal bovine serum
Compensation for Chickenpox Vaccine Reactions
If you suffered a reaction, illness, or injury after receiving a chickenpox vaccine, you may qualify for compensation from a government fund called the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund. Not only is the phone call free, but our representation comes at no cost to you. The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program will pay our fees (800) 229-7704.