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
91112131415182323456791112151718≥ 19
Austria
VAR1
VAR2
Belgium
VAR3
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
VAR
VAR
Czech Republic
VAR
VAR
VAR
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
VAR
VAR
France
Germany
VAR
VAR
VAR
Greece
VAR
VAR
VAR
VAR
VAR4
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
VAR
VAR
Latvia
VAR
VAR5
Liechtenstein
VAR6
Lithuania
Luxembourg
VAR
VAR
Malta
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
VAR
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
VAR
VAR
VAR7
Sweden
United Kingdom
VAR8

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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 2 doses at 4 weeks interval. for those with no history of disease or serological evidence of immunity
  7. If no disease or vaccination history. detailled information available at http://msc.es/ciudadanos/proteccionSalud/infancia/docs/VARICELATriptico.pdf
  8. For healthy susceptible close household contacts of immunocompromised patients and healthcare workers and. Children from one year of age or older and adults should receive two doses of varicella vaccine, four to eight weeks apart.