I got the varicella booster 2 months ago and when I recently...

Question: 

I got the varicella booster 2 months ago and when I recently got my blood titers drawn it showed up that I’m still negative. How long after my 2nd dose can my titer show I’m immune

Answer: 

Protective antibody levels against varicella (chickenpox) are reached within 4-6 weeks after vaccination; however, some level of protection may develop earlier.

Serologic testing is not routinely recommended for healthy individuals after varicella immunization. However, for certain immunocompromised individuals, testing may be recommended. If you are a health care provider, please refer to the BCCDC Immunization Manual or contact your local health unit for more information. If you are a member of the public, please follow up with your health care provider for more information.

Immunization Nurse

Date last updated: 
Monday, Dec 02, 2019