... need a booster shot?
The duration of protection of VARIVAX (varicella vaccine) is unknown; however, long-term efficacy studies have demonstrated continued protection up to 10 years after vaccination. In addition, a boost in antibody levels has been observed in vaccinees following exposure to natural varicella as well as following a second dose of VARIVAX.
In a highly vaccinated population, immunity for some individuals may wane due to lack of exposure to natural varicella as a result of shifting epidemiology. Post-marketing surveillance studies are ongoing to evaluate the need and timing for booster vaccination.
You are best to talk to your doctor about the need for a booster.
- Varicella Virus Vaccine Information for Consumers
- Varicella Virus Vaccine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Varicella Virus Vaccine (detailed)
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