my 11year received one immunization for chicken...

Question: 

my 11year received one immunization for chicken pox (varicella) aug 8/08, they are asking her for two doses for her grade 6 boosters, does she need both or one

Answer: 

The chickenpox vaccine is provided to students in grade 6 who have not received 2 doses of the vaccine. Most grade 6 students would have received 1 dose of the chickenpox vaccine on or shortly after their 1st birthday and will only need 1 more dose of the vaccine. Grade 6 students who have never received the vaccine should get 2 doses at least 3 months apart.

If you have questions about how to fill out the consent form, we encourage you contact your local public health unit and ask to speak with your child's school nurse. You can find the contact information for your local public health unit herehttp://immunizebc.ca/finder

 

For more information on grade 6 immunizations, please see the HealthLinkBC File: Grade 6 Immunizations in BC.