Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Minimum Amount Of Time Before Second Dose Of Varicella Vaccine

Share
Dr. James Ferguson
719 doctors shared insights

Chickenpox (Definition)

Caused by the varicella-zoster virus, chicken pox results in a blister rash that starts on the stomach, back, and face and spreads throughout the entire body. These small itchy blisters eventually scab over. Associated symptoms include itching, fatigue, malaise, and a fever. The most effective method to prevent spreading of the varicella virus is ...Read more


2

2
What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?

What is the minimum amount of days you should wait before getting the second dose of the varicella vaccine?

4 weeks: is the minimum recommended interval. The second dose of Varicella must be administered on or after the fourth birthday to be accepted by most schools. ...Read more

4

4
Can you let me know how many times can you take the varicella vaccine in your life?

Can you let me know how many times can you take the varicella vaccine in your life?

Recommended 2: The current recommendation for varicella vaccine is an initial vaccine at age 1 and then a booster, usually given at ages 4-6, but can be given as soon as a month after the first one. However, if you get extra doses, it is not going to do you harm - it will just boost your immunity. Often the military gives you many of these shots at boot camp regardless of whether you've had them before -no harm! ...Read more

6

6
What is the cost of the varicella vaccine?

What is the cost of the varicella vaccine?

80 TO120 DOLLARS: You have to pay the cost of the vaccine and administration fee.It can cost anywhere from 80 to120 dollars But for Children vaccine for children programme,you can get it free from the health dept clinic and if your pediatrician participate in Vaccine for children programme you can get it free vaccine and pay a small administration fee. ...Read more

7

7
Can I get the varicella vaccine as an adult?

Can I get the varicella vaccine as an adult?

Yes if you had no ch: Only if you have not had chicken pox as a child.It is still safe even if you have had chicken pox.But you can have a blood test to determine immunity, as it will show proper amount of igg antibody against varicella and than you dont need varicella vaccine as you are immune to varicella. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Could i still need varicella vaccine for cna program if?

No: You don't need it if you've had chickenpox or a prior vaccine. They may require a blood test (anti-varicella igg) to prove immunity. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Should i be concerned if my shot records say i've never had the varicella vaccine?

You have no immunity: If you have not had Chicken Pox as a child and no immunization for Varicella you have no immunity against Chicken Pox and are susceptible if exposed. To be sure you can get your titer checked and if negative it is never too late to get the Varicella Vaccine If the titers are positive that means either you had the disease in the past or had the vaccine Get the IGG Titers ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Mark Diamond
1,055 doctors shared insights

Vaccinations (Definition)

Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more


Dr. DAVID AMOS
157 doctors shared insights

Varicella Zoster Virus (Definition)

Varicella-Zoster Virus is a type of herpes virus that causes chicken pox in children and young adults. It causes Zoster, typically in the elderly, which is an outbreak of painful blisters localized in the area of skin innervated ...Read more