Chickenpox is a highly contagious skin disease. Vaccines can prevent chickenpox in both children and adults. Cases of chickenpox in children usually are not severe, but cases involving adults can cause serious complications. Schedule a visit at a nearby Carbon Health if you have these symptoms.
- Yes, adults can catch chickenpox, although it is more common in children. If an adult has never had chickenpox or hasn't been vaccinated against it, they are susceptible to the virus. Chickenpox in adults can be more severe than in children, with a higher risk of complications like pneumonia, skin infections, or encephalitis.
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