• Varicella (Chickenpox)
  • Scheduling Vaccines

Should I test pregnant people for varicella immunity at the first prenatal visit?

Test pregnant people who lack either (1) documentation of receipt of 2 doses of varicella vaccine or (2) healthcare provider diagnosis or verification of varicella or herpes zoster disease. Those who are not immune should begin the 2-dose vaccination series immediately postpartum.

Last reviewed: May 16, 2023

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