22 Sep Free routine immunization against chicken pox will begin from October 1, 2014.
To find out which hospitals/clinics are offering the vaccine, please call your local hospital/clinic or check their homepage. Since some medical institutions require an appointment, please call in advance.
Eligible age: 1 to 2 years (until the day before the child’s 3rd birthday)“
Number of shots needed: Two
Children who have already had chicken pox or 2 doses of the vaccine are exempt. Those who have had only one dose can still get the second vaccination for free.
In fiscal year 2014 only, children aged 3-4 years, who have not received any dose of the chicken pox vaccine by October 1st, will be given one dose for free as part of the routine immunization schedule.