Large injection site reactions after a second dose of varicella vaccine.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A second dose of varicella vaccine is routinely recommended. We report 2 cases of large local reactions after receipt of a second dose of varicella vaccine administered in the thigh. The reactions resolved with symptomatic therapy. Clinicians should continue to administer the second dose of varicella vaccine, but should use the preferred site in the arm.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Walter, EB; Snyder, MA; Clements, DA; Katz, SL

Published Date

  • August 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 757 - 759

PubMed ID

  • 18574438

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-3668

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/INF.0b013e31816fc323


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States