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Varicella vaccine [Chickenpox vaccine]    Medsafe Data Sheets   New Zealand Formulary.   Hospital Medicines List.   PDF Schedule - Refer from page 282.
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  • Inj 1350 PFU prefilled syringe
    • Brand Fully subsidised brand. Varivax
    • Pharmacode2173085
    • Subsidy $0.00
    • Measure / Qty per 1
    • Brand Fully subsidised brand. Varivax
    • Pharmacode2593793
    • Subsidy $0.00
    • Measure / Qty per 10

Either:

  1. Maximum of one dose for primary vaccination for either:

    1. Any infant born on or after 1 April 2016; or

    2. For previously unvaccinated children turning 11 years old on or after 1 July 2017, who have not previously had a varicella infection (chickenpox), or

  2. Maximum of two doses for any of the following:

    1. Any of the following for non-immune patients:

      1. with chronic liver disease who may in future be candidates for transplantation; or

      2. with deteriorating renal function before transplantation; or

      3. prior to solid organ transplant; or

      4. prior to any elective immunosuppression*, or

      5. for post exposure prophylaxis who are immune competent inpatients.; or

    2. For patients at least 2 years after bone marrow transplantation, on advice of their specialist, or

    3. For patients at least 6 months after completion of chemotherapy, on advice of their specialist, or

    4. For HIV positive non immune to varicella with mild or moderate immunosuppression on advice of HIV specialist, or

    5. For patients with inborn errors of metabolism at risk of major metabolic decompensation, with no clinical history of varicella, or

    6. For household contacts of paediatric patients who are immunocompromised, or undergoing a procedure leading to immune compromise where the household contact has no clinical history of varicella, or

    7. For household contacts of adult patients who have no clinical history of varicella and who are severely immunocompromised, or undergoing a procedure leading to immune compromise where the household contact has no clinical history of varicella.

* immunosuppression due to steroid or other immunosuppressive therapy must be for a treatment period of greater than 28 days

  • Rectangle page icon symoblising a PDF. PDF
  • A tick icon. Fully subsidised
  • An oval with the number 29 in it. Unapproved medicine under Section 29
  • An asterisk symbol. 3 or 6 months should be dispensed at once
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  • A triangle symbol. Three months supply may be dispensed at one time if endorsed "certified exemption" by the prescriber or pharmacist.
  • OP Original pack
  • Sole Subsidised Supply