varicella vaccination of non-immune woman preconceptually

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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)

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Last reviewed 01/2018

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