Chickenpox in Language Schools
Article by on 07/10/11
Not only is it common in nurseries, but also schools, colleges and the workplace.
Did You Know?
- Varicella (or Chickenpox) is highly infectious. It spreads rapidly through households, schools and colleges and is very common with infection of up to 90% of vulnerable individuals who come into contact with the virus.
- Most children recover well from a bout of Chickenpox - it is not usually a life threatening disease. They may be off school for 7-10 days and have up to 250-500 itchy red blisters and spots; they recover well and have just a few scars.
- But as one gets older it may be more severe.
- In pregnancy there is a fear of severe damage to the developing baby as well as complications with the mother.
- Occasionally severe complications such as meningitis and pneumonia occur especially as one gets older. The rate of admissions to hospital for treatment of varicella is 900% higher in adults although 90% of are people affected before adolescence.
Minimise the Risk to You, Your Family and Others:
- The Chickenpox vaccine is a course of two vaccines with about 6 weeks between doses for long lasting protection. One dose is effective for short lasting protection and the vaccine is licensed for use in outbreaks.
- Because of the implications of Chickenpox both parents and children are having the course of two vaccines for long term protection. We are licensed with the Care Quality Commission and have nurses with a wealth of experience in vaccinating small children, teenagers and adults.
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