varicella virus vaccine (chickenpox) - injection, Varivax Vaccine (cont.)

MISSED DOSE: It is important that you receive each vaccination as scheduled. Be sure to ask when each dose should be received and make a note on a calendar to help you remember. If you miss an appointment, contact the doctor for advice.

STORAGE: Store away from light. Store the US product by freezing the dry vaccine vials below 5 degrees F (minus 15 degrees C). Store the Canadian product either in the refrigerator between 2-8 degrees C (36-46 degrees F) or in the freezer. If the Canadian product is thawed, do not refreeze. The mixing liquid provided with the vaccine may be stored refrigerated or at room temperature at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Use mixed vaccine within 30 minutes. Do not freeze mixed vaccine. Keep all medicines away from children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Last Editorial Review: 9/22/2010

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