Testing for seroconversion after varicella vaccine is not recommended. This is because immunity following vaccination is often not detectable using currently available blood tests. See Serological testing for varicella immunity from infection or vaccination. However, because varicella vaccination is not 100% effective, advise people who work in long-term care facilities about the signs and symptoms of infection, and how to manage them appropriately according to local protocols if they develop varicella.
The Department of Health acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present.