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Varicella vaccination - is it recommended for adults?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: Varicella vaccine

Yes. There is a sure way of determining one's immunity level - a varicella titer done by a blood test.
Adults need 2 doses, given one month apart. I often recommend non-immune parents to get the vaccine simultaneously when their one-year-old gets it or better still, at least a month or two before their child turns one. In addition, other non-immune family members should also be vaccinated.

In brief: Varicella vaccine

Yes. There is a sure way of determining one's immunity level - a varicella titer done by a blood test.
Adults need 2 doses, given one month apart. I often recommend non-immune parents to get the vaccine simultaneously when their one-year-old gets it or better still, at least a month or two before their child turns one. In addition, other non-immune family members should also be vaccinated.
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