School, child care and camp exclusion policies for chickenpox: A rational approach.

Paediatr Child Health 2018 Sep 16;23(6):420-427. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Canadian Paediatric Society, Infectious Diseases and Immunization Committee, Ottawa, Ontario.

Widespread varicella vaccination in Canada since 2007 has changed the epidemiology of chickenpox, with a significant decline in varicella-related hospitalizations. However, there will always be a varicella-susceptible population because of immune-compromising treatments or conditions and/or parental vaccine refusal. This document updates and replaces a 1999 statement by the Canadian Paediatric Society. The CPS position on school and child care exclusion policies has not changed since the original statement, but because there have been two published reports of varicella outbreaks associated with summer camp attendance since 1999, this revision provides additional recommendations to mitigate risk for varicella transmission at summer camps.

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