volume 128, issue 2, PD1-D7 2011
DOI: 10.1542/peds.digest1282
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Abstract: The impact of the 1-dose varicella vaccination program on varicella deaths has been documented for the early stages of program implementation. During the first 6 years of the program, deaths for which varicella was listed as the underlying cause declined 66% overall and Ն74% for people younger than 50 years.Our study documents the impressive impact on varicella mortality of the 1-dose US vaccination program: a decline of 88% overall and 96% among subjects younger than 50 years. With the current 2-dose program…

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