ChickenpoxChickenpox can cause fever and itchy spots on your face, legs, and even between your toes! It’s spread by coughing, sneezing or by just hanging out around someone with chickenpox. This disease is usually worse for preteens and adults than for little kids.

Chickenpox can lead to skin infection, swelling in the brain, pneumonia and death. You need 2 doses of the vaccine to be protected against chickenpox, but many preteens and teens have had only one. Make sure you get your second one now!

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