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Table 1 Universal varicella vaccine in national immunization programs in LAC

From: Burden of varicella in Latin America and the Caribbean: findings from a systematic literature review

Country First Dose   Second Dose   Type of Varicella Vaccinea
  Year Introduction Age, mo Year Introduction Age, y
Antigua 2014 24 Monovalent
Argentina 2015 15 Monovalent
Bahamas 2012 12 2012 4–5 Monovalent
Barbados 2012 12 Monovalent
Bermuda 2012 24 Monovalent
Brazil 2013 15 2018 4 MMRV/Monovalent
Cayman Islands 2000 12 2009 3–6 Monovalent
Colombia 2015 12 2019b 5 Monovalent
Costa Rica 2007 15 Monovalent
Ecuador 2010 15 Monovalent
Panama 2014 15 2018 4 Monovalent
Paraguay 2013 15 Monovalent
Peru 2018 12 Monovalent
Puerto Rico 1996 12–15 2007 4–6 Monovalent
Uruguay 1999 12 2014 5 Monovalent
  1. LAC Latin America and the Caribbean; MMRV measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella vaccine
  2. aMonovalent: varicella-only vaccine
  3. bColombia plans to start the second dose in 2019, when the cohort vaccinated at 12 months reaches 5 years old