Varicella Vaccination for Adults (2 Doses)
What is Varicella Zoster?
Varicella zoster is the virus that causes chicken pox and Shingles (a reactivation of the virus). Varicella is highly contagious. It is not only transmitted through droplets, aerosol or direct person-to-person contact, but may also be transmitted indirectly through contact with freshly contaminated items.
The symptoms of varicella include fever, lethargy, and an itchy, vesicular rash that starts on the scalp and face and spreads throughout the body. While illness may be mild in children, severity increases with age. Complications include lung infection, brain infection which are potentially lethal. Furthermore, subsequent reactivation later in life leads to Shingles which is more common among immunocompromised and elderly individuals.
Infection in early pregnancy until the 20th week of gestation could lead to congenital malformations in 2% of cases.
Who should have chickenpox vaccination?
- Any adult seeking protection from varicella infection
- People who care for or are around others with weakened immune systems
- Teachers /childcare teachers
- Residents and staff in nursing homes and residential settings
- Military personnel
- Non-pregnant women of child-bearing age
- International travelers
A pre-vaccination blood test to check for existing immunity can be conducted to assess if vaccination is needed.
How many doses are required?
Two doses spaced 4 weeks apart. No booster is needed.
Patients will be screened prior to the vaccination. Price does not include any related serological tests if they are deemed necessary after screening.
Applicable at Raffles Medical (Singapore) clinics. Please call the clinic prior.
Not applicable at Raffles Medical clinics at Changi Airport Transits 1, 2, 3, and 4, Raffles24 Acute & Critical Care at Raffles Hospital, Raffles Health Screeners, and Raffles Specialist clinics.
Terms and conditions apply.
Upon purchase, we will send to your email a redemption letter that you can use to redeem your vaccination. Please call your preferred clinic prior to your visit and present the letter on the day of your vaccination. Price is in Singapore dollars and inclusive of GST.
Precautions to note:
Terms and Conditions