What the experts recommend

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Canadian experts such as...
The Canadian Paediatric Society The College of Family Physicians Health Canada

All recommend vaccinating children 12 months or older against chickenpox.
They believe that the risks of chickenpox can be serious

At 68, Dr. Brunell believes strongly in the new vaccine's potential. "After almost 40 years of studying varicella-zoster virus," he says, "it is exciting for me to now be involved in testing this vaccine. Zoster, or shingles, is a very significant concern for those of us over 60, as the chance of getting it increases and the condition is often more severe as we grow older."

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