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Letter to the Editor
Editor, -The article 'Frequently asked questions about varicella vaccine' (Aust Prescr 2005;28:2-5) notes 'there is a small potential to transmit the vaccine virus ... from direct contact with vesicles'. If a pregnant woman or immunosuppressed patient contacts the vesicles which sometimes appear on a vaccine recipient, is zoster immunoglobulin indicated?
Ina di Paola