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The varicella vaccine is approved for preventing chickenpox in both adults and children. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend off-label uses for the varicella vaccine, such as for the prevention of chickenpox (or to reduce the severity) in people who have recently been exposed to chickenpox within the past three to five days.
What Is the Varicella Vaccine Used For?
Varicella Vaccine and Shingles
As actual chickenpox cases are becoming rarer (due to increased vaccination), this natural immune boosting is less likely to occur, and shingles cases may increase.