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Varicella Virus Vaccine Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Varicella-Zoster - Prophylaxis

0.5 mL (1 dose), subcutaneously into the deltoid or anterolateral thigh

Comments:
-Administer 2 doses, a minimum of 4 weeks apart

Use: Active immunization for the prevention of varicella in individuals 12 months of age and older

Usual Pediatric Dose for Varicella-Zoster - Prophylaxis

0.5 mL (1 dose), subcutaneously into the deltoid or anterolateral thigh

Comments:
-Children under 13 years old: if giving a second dose, separate doses by a minimum of 3 months.
-Children 13 years and older: administer 2 doses, a minimum of 4 weeks apart.

Use: Active immunization for the prevention of varicella in individuals 12 months of age and older

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 1 year.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-Do not administer intravenously or intramuscularly.
-Administer immediately after reconstitution.

IV compatibility:
-Do not mix with other vaccines in the same syringe.

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