Varivax Dosage

Generic name: varicella virus (chickenpox) vaccine
Drug class: Viral vaccines

Medically reviewed by  A Ras MD.

 Recommended Adult Dosing

Dosage forms:  INJ


[0.5 mL SC x2 doses 4-8wk apart]
Info: for all pts w/o evidence of varicella immunity, incl. healthcare workers or if born after 1979; search ‘immunization’ for epocrates Adult Immunization decision tool incl. links to CDC/ACIP schedules

Renal dosing

[no adjustment]
renal impairment: no adjustment
HD/PD: no adjustment; no supplement

Hepatic dosing

chronic hepatic dz: no adjustment