If a healthcare worker does not have a history of varicella vaccination or disease but has had a clinically diagnosed case of shingles, does she or he still need varicella vaccination?
No. A healthcare provider's diagnosis or verification of a history of shingles is acceptable evidence of immunity to varicella. According to ACIP, acceptable evidence of varicella immunity in healthcare personnel includes (1) documentation of 2 doses of varicella vaccine given at least 28 days apart,( 54284806,2) history of varicella or herpes zoster based on physician diagnosis,( 54284807,3) laboratory evidence of immunity, or (4) laboratory confirmation of disease.
What should be done if a child or teen inadvertently receives live zoster vaccine (Zostavax, Merck) rather than varicella vaccine?
This is a serious vaccine administration error and procedures should be put in place to prevent this error from happening again. However, the dose of live zoster vaccine can be counted as one dose of varicella vaccine. If the error occurred for the first dose the person should receive the second dose of varicella vaccine on schedule.
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