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Chickenpox (Varilrix vaccine) at 15 months immunisation

+ Chickenpox -(Varilrix) on the routine Immunisation Schedule - One dose at 15 months of age

•Children born on/after 1 April 2016 will be eligible to receive one funded varicella vaccine dose when they turn 15 months ◦Children born on/after 1 April 2016 who have previously received one purchased varicella vaccine dose are eligible for one funded dose.
•Children born 1 July 2006 to 31 March 2016 will not be eligible to receive a funded chickenpox vaccine dose until they turn 11 years of age IF they have not previously had chickenpox immunisation
•Children born before 1 July 2006 are not eligible for a funded varicella dose unless they meet the eligibility criteria for one of the ‘special groups’ described in the Pharmaceutical Schedule.