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

Mild upper respiratory tract infection

Explanation

•The varicella vaccine is a live virus vaccine and may be administered to children with a 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.

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

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