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You should not receive this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to varicella virus vaccine, or to gelatin or neomycin. You should not get this vaccine if you are pregnant, if you have a blood or bone marrow disorder, AIDS, tuberculosis, or an infection with fever. Do not receive this vaccine if you are receiving a steroid medicine (such as prednisone or dexamethasone), medicine to treat cancer, or other medicines that keep your body from fighting infection. One type of this vaccine (called Zostavax®) should not be given to children.