Chickenpox spreads very easily by touching chickenpox blisters or through the air when someone with chickenpox coughs or sneezes. The virus does not live long on surfaces.
Once someone comes in contact with the virus, it usually takes about 2 weeks for chickenpox to appear, but it can range from 10 to 21 days.
Vaccination, or getting a shot, is the best way to protect against chickenpox. Children, adolescents, and adults should have two doses of chickenpox vaccine. Children should get their first dose at 12 to 15 months old and the second at 4 to 6 years old. Children who didn’t get the vaccine can still catch up. Children 12 years and younger should receive a total of two doses given at least 3 months apart. Because of higher risk of health problems, all people 13 years and older who never had chickenpox or been vaccinated should get two doses 4 to 8 weeks apart. Chickenpox vaccine should not be given during pregnancy.
Most vaccinated people will not get chickenpox. If a vaccinated person does get chickenpox, it is usually mild, with few blisters, and low or no fever. The chickenpox vaccine prevents almost all cases of severe disease. Watch The VIDEO