Adults and children who have not had chickenpox can be vaccinated. Chickenpox can be an extremely serious disease in adults.
The vaccine can be given from the age of 1 year and two doses are required at least 4 weeks apart. Chickenpox vaccination is not available on the NHS as part of the childhood schedule; however Germany, Australia and USA include it in their routine childhood vaccinations. If your child has just had the MMR then you must wait 4 weeks before they receive the Chickenpox jab. It can be used to prevent chickenpox developing if exposure to virus from another person (first spot) has been within the last 5 days. We administer vaccines supplied by GSK (Varilrix) or Sanofi Pasteur (Varivax). Evidence of vaccination, or indeed the disease, is needed for schooling in much of the United States – we can provide this after the full course of vaccinations.