Varicella Vaccine At More Than Scheduled Intervals?
Want to ask the doctor, for the Varicella vaccine in adults who have never been given 2 times at intervals of 4-8 weeks, if I do this vaccine, but the second time with an interval of more than 8 weeks can the vaccine still be given or have to repeat 2 more vaccine times? Thank you in advance 😊
From the information you have conveyed, for individuals who get the varicella vaccine, it is necessary to know the age of the vaccine. People under 13 years of age get the second vaccine after 3 months after the first vaccine injection. Whereas in individuals over the age of 13 years, it is necessary to get a second vaccine after 28 days from the first varicella vaccine injection. Thus, if you are over 13 years of age, the second injection should be given on the 28th day after the first injection.
However, if the second injection period exceeds 28 days, then individuals who have received the first injection are expected to be able to complete the second injection immediately even though the standard time of injection is not done according to schedule. This condition can still provide protection against varicella virus infection for at least 14 years.
For more details regarding this vaccine schedule, you should consult directly with your internal medicine doctor or dermatologist so that you get more precise information regarding your immunization schedule.
That is the information we can convey, read also the response time for vaccines and varicella vaccines.