A member asked:

I had a vaccine for chickenpox when i was about 8 years old.is a booster doze necessary?

5 doctors weighed in across 2 answers

Yes: If one has never had chicken pox, the recommendation is for 2 shots, meaning a booster should be given after having the first shot. Alternatively, one can do a blood test to check for immunity, especially if one has to do a blood test in order to qualify for a job anyway, such as working in a hospital. A primary care doctor can help explain details and other special circumstances.

Answered 5/1/2014



Yes: The cited data suggest 85% are protected by one dose and over 95% after 2 doses at least a month apart. If you were lucky & protected by one, the 2nd dose would not hurt you & would boost your protection.

Answered 5/17/2017



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