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Chickenpox (varicella) is a common childhood viral diseases. Chickenpox is highly contagious and can now be prevented with a safe and effective vaccine. Although chickenpox is usually mild, vaccinating children can prevent complications of severe chickenpox and reduce costs associated with children missing school and adults missing work. The chickenpox vaccine is very effective in preventing chickenpox.
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