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Varicella Zoster- Hyperimmune globulin

Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D., Edina Avdic, Pharm.D.
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  • VZV post-exposure prophylaxis in high risk individuals:
    • Immunocompromised children and adults
    • Newborns of mothers with varicella around the time of delivery
    • Premature infants
    • Infants < 1 year of age
    • Adults without evidence of the immunity
    • Pregnant women
  • ACIP and AAP recommends administration of VariZIG as soon as possible after exposure and within 10 days[1]
    • The ACIP and AAP recommendations for post-exposure prophylaxis:
      • Immunocompromised patients without evidence of immunity.
      • Newborn infants whose mothers have signs and symptoms of varicella around the time of delivery (i.e., 5 days before to 2 days after delivery).
      • Hospitalized premature infants born at ≥ 28 weeks of gestation whose mothers do not have evidence of immunity to varicella.
      • Hospitalized premature infants born at < 28 weeks of gestation or who weigh ≤1000 g at birth, regardless of their mother’s evidence of immunity to varicella.
      • Pregnant women without evidence of immunity.

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Last updated: April 5, 2016


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