is there a blood test to check if i am immune to chickenpox,...

Question: 

is there a blood test to check if i am immune to chickenpox, i think i had the vaccine 30 years ago

Answer: 

The chickenpox vaccine was introduced in BC in 2002. A blood test for chickenpox (varicella) is not recommended if you had the vaccine.

Adults with two documented doses of the chickenpox vaccine, do not need any further doses of vaccine. Adults who have had chickenpox or shingles (herpes zoster) after 12 months of age are also considered immune and do not need the vaccine. Learn more about chickenpox here.

Immunization Nurse

 

Date last updated: 
Friday, May 10, 2019