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When should I take second dose of VARICELLA VACCINE?

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Hello..
I took varicella vaccine (chickenpox vaccine) this october 2014..should I take a second dose..if so is this a must? When should I take..is it too late ?


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Expert:  Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy replied 4 Days.

Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I am Dr. Jaydeep and I am pleased to assist you.
You did not complete the vaccination, as the recommended dose is 2 doses 4 weeks apart.
The effect of the vaccine without the second dose is over already. If you tolerated the vaccine well in the first place, you can get yourself vaccinated once again, making sure you receive two doses. And yes, it is a must to receive two vaccines to complete the schedule and confer complete immunity.
Hope this was helpful,
Dr. Jaydeep


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: Diabetologist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Senior Residency in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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