Which medication is a contraindication to receiving the varicella vaccine?

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Which medication is a contraindication to receiving the varicella vaccine?

Contraindications to varicella vaccine include severe allergic reaction to a previous dose or vaccine component (eg, gelatin, neomycin), pregnancy, and being severely immunocompromised (table 3). (See ‘Contraindications and precautions’ above.)

How do you dilute varicella vaccine?

To reconstitute the vaccine, first withdraw the total volume of provided sterile diluent into a syringe. Inject all of the withdrawn diluent into the vial of lyophilized vaccine and gently agitate to mix thoroughly.

How often do you need the varicella vaccine?

CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults. Children should receive two doses of the vaccine—the first dose at 12 through 15 months old and a second dose at 4 through 6 years old.

Who should not take varicella vaccine?

Who shouldn’t get the chickenpox vaccine? You should not be vaccinated against chickenpox if you: Are moderately to severely ill at the time of vaccination. Are pregnant (women should not become pregnant for one month after receiving the chickenpox vaccine)

Do you need 2 doses of varicella?

CDC recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine for children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox and were never vaccinated. Children are routinely recommended to receive the first dose at age 12 through 15 months and the second dose at age 4 through 6 years.

How do you administer varicella?

Administration

  1. VARIVAX is administered as an approximately 0.5-mL dose by subcutaneous injection into the outer aspect of the upper arm (deltoid region) or the anterolateral thigh.
  2. To minimize loss of potency, administer VARIVAX immediately after reconstitution.

How much does varicella vaccine cost?

How Much Does a Varicella Vaccine Cost? On MDsave, the cost of a Varicella Vaccine ranges from $124 to $175. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.

Are you contagious after varicella vaccine?

After a person is vaccinated, they can get infected with wild-type varicella-zoster virus (VZV). This is called breakthrough varicella. It is usually mild, but it is still contagious. People who get a rash after their varicella vaccination should follow the same recommendations as unvaccinated people who get varicella.

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