The nurse would administer the varicella zoster vaccine to a 15-month-old who has which of the following?


•The varicella vaccine is a live virus vaccine and may be administered to children with mild episodic illness, such as a mild upper respiratory tract infection.

•Live virus vaccines should not be given to patients with moderate to severe illness, with or without fever.

•Live virus vaccines are contraindicated in children who are immunosuppressed, such as those with AIDS, leukemia or receiving chemotherapy.

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