An article from the "Canada Communicable Disease Report" (CCDR), Volume 36 • ACS-8 September 2010. NACI first recommended universal varicella vaccination in 1999 and published updated guidance in 2002 and 2004, as well as in the varicella chapter of the Canadian Immunization Guide, 7th Edition, 2006. More recent epidemiology has been published regarding the effect of single-dose childhood varicella vaccination programs in the United States. In this statement, NACI reviews this epidemiology, the development of varicella vaccination programs in Canada and the U.S., and outlines the rationale for recommending a two-dose primary vaccination schedule for varicella in children. Source: http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/ccdr-rmtc/10pdf/36-acs-8.pdf

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