Quote from tokyoROSE
Forgive me if this is silly, but why were you not immunized as a child?
I might have some insight into why the OP did not get vaccinated with varicella as a child. According to her profile, the OP is 27 years old and was probably born in 1984, so the varicella vaccine did not even exist during this person's very early childhood years. Varicella immunizations were not freely given out to young children until the middle 1990s.
I'm 30 years old and was born in 1981, so I'm about 9 years older than you. I was not immunized with this particular vaccine as a child because the varicella vaccination did not exist
during my early childhood years. During those days, kids became immune from varicella from contracting chickenpox, and luckily I became became sick with it at the age of three or four. Some people, like the OP, never contracted the chickenpox as a child, so they had no other way to become immune to it because the varicella vaccine was not around in the 1980s.
When compared to the other vaccines, varicella is a newer immunization. It was not until 1995 that the varicella vaccine was mandated. Since you are 21 years old, you were likely born in the early 1990s, and therefore, the varicella vaccine was in existence by the time you were 4 or 5 years of age.