Can adults be vaccinated for chicken pox? ...

Question: 

Can adults be vaccinated for chicken pox?

Answer: 

Adults can get the chickenpox vaccine. People who had chickenpox or shingles disease at 1 year of age or older do not need to get the vaccine if:

  • They had the disease before 2004 or
  • The disease was confirmed by a lab test

People 13 years of age or older who need to get the chickenpox vaccine get 2 doses; the second dose is 6 weeks after the first dose. Contact your local health unit to help you determine if you need the chickenpox vaccine and to make an appointment. Find the location near you here.

Immunization Nurse

 

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Jan 10, 2019