Varicella (Chickenpox) Information

The CDC provides answers to frequently asked questions about Varicella, including the following:

  • What is varicella (chickenpox)?
  • How do you get chickenpox?
  • Can you get chickenpox if you've been vaccinated?
  • What is the chickenpox illness like?
  • What are the serious complications from chickenpox?
  • Can a healthy person who gets varicella die from the disease?
  • Can chickenpox be prevented?
  • Can you get chickenpox more than once?
  • Chickenpox in children is usually not serious. Why not let children get the disease?


Page last updated: April 26, 2017