varicella vaccination of non-immune woman preconceptually
Varicella vaccination of non-immune woman preconceptually
Women negative for VZV IgG before pregnancy or in the post partum period should be considered for varicella vaccination
Seek expert advice.
- immunity from the vaccine may last up to 20 years
- vaccinated women should be advised to avoid getting pregnant for 3 months after the last dose and if a post vaccination rash develops to avoid contact with other pregnant women (1)
- 1. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 2007. Green-top Guideline No. 13 - Chickenpox in pregnancy
Last reviewed 01/2018