About this website

This website has been created by Sanofi Pasteur MSD. Its purpose is to provide information on varicella zoster and the diseases varicella zoster can cause, as well as how to protect yourself. The webmaster is Birgitta Wikman Erlandson, at Sanofi Pasteur MSD. You can contact the webmaster through Sanofi Pasteur MSD customer support (telephone +46 (0)20-21 50 50, e-mail infose@spmsd.com). Type “To webmaster” in the subject line. The contents of the website have been medically reviewed by Lars Janzon, PhD, Senior Manager Medical Affairs, Sanofi Pasteur MSD.

Terms of use


Sanofi Pasteur MSD is a European pharmaceutical company dedicated exclusively to the development and marketing of vaccines. The company’s head office is in France. Sanofi Pasteur MSD follows the Swedish Association of the Pharmaceutical Industrys (LIFs) guidelines on preview and approval of vaccination campaigns. Read more about preapproved vaccination campaigns.


The website contains general information about Sanofi Pasteur MSD’s vaccine. The website has been developed as a service of Sanofi Pasteur MSD. The information on the website is not intended to replace – and can never replace – professional medical advice in general or in individual cases.


This website contains links to other websites. Although Sanofi Pasteur MSD attempts to provide links to other websites containing information that may be considered equivalent with regard to laws and regulations, the contents of these websites may change without Sanofi Pasteur MSD being aware of this . Sanofi Pasteur therefore cannot in any way be held liable for the contents of such other websites.


Sanofi Pasteur MSD holds the copyright to written material and illustrations found on this website. You have the right only to copy the material for non-commercial use, and provided that each such copy contains references corresponding to those on the website to Sanofi Pasteur MSD’s copyright and that it is otherwise apparent that the material originates from Sanofi Pasteur MSD. Sanofi Pasteur does not hold copyright to the photographic material on this website. You therefore do not have the right to copy and use the photographs found here.
This text is not to be regarded in any respect as expressing a transition of right of ownership or transfer of licensing right – either implicitly, passively or in any other way – to a patent or trademark belonging to Sanofi Pasteur MSD or other party. With the exception of what has been explicitly stated above, the same applies to copyright belonging to Sanofi Pasteur MSD.
Sanofi Pasteur MSD does not assert any right of ownership of or common identity with trademarks of third parties which may be found on the website. Such trademarks are used solely for the purpose of identifying the products and services of the holder concerned, and Sanofi Pasteur MSD’s use of these trademarks is not to be regarded as signifying any support or recommendation of these trademarks on the part of Sanofi Pasteur MSD.

Protection of privacy

Protection of privacy on this website includes the processing of personal data that arises in connection with visits to this website. The following privacy protection rules apply and have been drawn up such that it is clear to you which information is gathered and how that data is used.

How web data is used

Personal Data Act

Sanofi Pasteur MSD complies with the Swedish Personal Data Act. Sanofi Pasteur MSD processes your personal data such that it is protected when you visit our websites. Sanofi Pasteur MSD only gathers personal data such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address etc, when you choose to give us this information yourself, for example in connection with a question to our customer support using the contact form on the website. Sanofi Pasteur MSD and/or our alliance partners will only use this data to perform the services that you have requested. Sanofi Pasteur MSD will not pass on your personal data to a third party.

Anonymised information – for statistics

Sanofi Pasteur MSD also collects information where the individual cannot be identified. This information concerns the number of visits to our website, the number of visits to each page on the website and the domain names of our visitors’ internet providers. The information is used for statistical purposes, and to improve the website based on our visitors’ needs.

IP address use

An IP address is a series of numbers automatically allocated to your computer when you connect to the internet. Web servers identify your computer from its IP address while you are online. Sanofi Pasteur MSD may collect IP addresses to obtain information on how many pages are viewed. Personal information is not normally linked to the IP address, which means that the user remains anonymous. However, in the event of abuse, Sanofi Pasteur MSD may use this information to identify the user if this is judged necessary to protect our business, our website or other users.


Sanofi Pasteur MSD uses a firewall to reduce the risk of database intrusion.