Varicella or chickenpox causes rash, itching, fever, and tiredness. Complications can include severe skin infection, scars, pneumonia, brain damage, or death.
To become compliant for Varicella you must have your blood drawn and tested for immunity. This blood test is called a titer.
You must have a positive or immune titer for Varicella to be compliant.
If your titer is non-immune, negative or equivocal you must:
- Receive varicella vaccine series of 2 shots one month apart
- Re-titer for varicella one month after last shot
If titer is still not positive then you must repeat series and re-titer.
If re-titer remains negative after 2 full varicella vaccine series(total of 4 shots, should include your childhood immunizations) you will be considered a Non-Responder.
Please go to Non-Responder page for full explanation