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Varicella Vaccine

Storage Methods

There are two formulations of the varicella vaccine. One must be stored in the freezer. The other formulation (the "refrigerator-stable formulation") can be stored in the freezer or the refrigerator.
 
For either formulation, the diluent (the liquid portion that is mixed with the vaccine) can be kept at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Once mixed, this vaccine must be used within 30 minutes.
  

Is There a Generic Version?

This vaccine is not available in generic form (see Generic Varivax).
 

Who Makes the Varicella Vaccine?

The varicella vaccine is made by Merck & Co., Inc.
 
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