Varicella: Recommended vaccinations
  General recommendation
  Recommendation for specific groups only
  Catch-up (e.g. if previous doses missed)
 
Vaccination not funded by the National Health system
 
Mandatory vaccination
MonthsYears
911121314151618192323456711121516171819-26406064≥ 65
Austria
VAR1
VAR2
Belgium
VAR3
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
VAR
VAR
Czech Republic
VAR
VAR
VAR
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
VAR4
VAR4
VAR4
VAR4
France
Germany
VAR
VAR
VAR
Greece
VAR
VAR
VAR
VAR
VAR5
Hungary
VAR6
VAR6
Iceland
VAR7
VAR7
Ireland
Italy
VAR
VAR
Latvia
VAR
VAR8
Liechtenstein
VAR9
VAR10
Lithuania
Luxembourg
VAR
VAR
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
VAR
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
VAR
VAR
VAR11
Sweden

Footnotes:

  1. Two doses with minimum interval of 4 weeks.
  2. Two doses if no vaccination or disease history.
  3. For healthy susceptible close household contacts of immunocompromised patients and healthcare workers. For adolescents and adults with no antecedents of varicella (after serological testing). Two doses of varicella vaccine, four to eight weeks apart.
  4. Further information available at https://thl.fi/fi/web/infektiotaudit-ja-rokotukset/rokotteet-a-o/vesirokkorokote
  5. Two doses recommended to people belonging to specific occupational categories , please refer to official recommendations. Women found to be seronegative during pregnancy should be vaccinated with 2 doses in the postpartum period.
  6. Children born after 31 July 2018
  7. From 01 January 2020 to children born in or after 2019
  8. Children who have received the first dose of the vaccine against varicella and who have not contracted the illness shall be vaccinated against varicella. Vaccination against varicella for 7-year-old children (second dose) shall be commenced from 1 January 2019. Six-year-old children may be vaccinated with vaccinations for 7-year-old children, if the child is beginning to study in an educational institution.
  9. 2 doses at 4 weeks interval. for those with no history of disease or serological evidence of immunity
  10. Catch-up (2 doses at least 4 weeks apart) in young adults (<40 years of age) with no history of chickenpox, especially in women wishing to have children. In case of uncertain or negative history, an IgG serology can be performed.
  11. 2 doses recommended at 4+ week-interval (preferably 8 weeks) to individuals with no documented history of disease and no documented prior vaccination (in the case of adults, vaccination is recommended if IgG serology for varicella is negative).