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MMWR Recomm Rep. 1996 Jul 12;45(RR-11):1-36.

Prevention of varicella: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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These recommendations represent the first statement by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on the use of live, attenuated varicella virus vaccine--VARIVAX--manufactured by Merck and Company, Inc. and licensed in March 1995 for use in healthy persons > or = 12 months of age. In addition to presenting information regarding vaccine, this statement updates previous recommendations concerning the use of varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) as prophylaxis against varicella (MMWR 1984; 33:84-90, 95-100).

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