Videos describing chickenpox, including its complications and the benefits of having the vaccine.
Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that causes an itchy, blistering rash. Most cases of chickenpox are mild but it can cause more serious illness in adults, during pregnancy and in people with an impaired immune system. Vaccination against chickenpox is free for children turning 15 months of age and children turning 11 years of age who have never been infected with or previously immunised against chickenpox.
These videos describe how chickenpox is spread, its symptoms, possible complications and the importance of having the chickenpox vaccine.
Chickenpox: Live Diagnosis | Dr. Paul
"In this video, Dr. Thomas takes you into his office and shows you a rare case of classic chicken pox in a young patient. You get to see up close what chicken pox looks like and what it means if your child has it."
(Dr Paul Thomas MD, 2014)