Table 70.1Misconceptions concerning varicella vaccine and its use

Varicella and zoster are invariably mild diseases.
The vaccine is not very efficacious.
Zoster will become epidemic with widespread vaccination.
Varicella will cause more disease in older age groups if vaccine is given routinely to children.
The vaccine is too expensive to use.
The vaccine is not safe.

From: Chapter 70, Varicella-zoster vaccine

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