Chickenpox (Varicella)

Item: Chicken Pox/ Varicella
Schedule: Two Doses
Price (per dose): £85

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Chickenpox (Varicella)  is an highly infectious disease caused by the varicella zoster virus. It is very common and affects both children and adults.

It is passed either by droplet infection (cough and sneezing) or coming into direct physical contact with a person with the chicken pox rash.

The most common symptom is an itchy raised spotty rash. The rash may also be accompanied by fever and flu like symptoms and loss of appetite.

Most people will experience a mild illness and will recover after 1-2 weeks. Those with pre existing conditions, older adults and pregnant women are more likely to experience a more serious disease.

Avoid contact with those diagnosed with chickenpox.

Vaccination is an effective way of minimising the risk of contracting chickenpox.

There are two main vaccines available in the UK which both give good levels of protection for children and adults.

Vaccination can be given to children and adults aged 1 year and over.

Vaccination should not be given to pregnant women and women should avoid conceiving up to one month after the second dose.

Those who are immunosuppressed due to medications or disease need to speak to one of our nurses prior to vaccination.

  • Vaccine name – Varilrix or Varivax
  • Property – A live vaccine given by injection into the deltoid muscle of your arm or into the deep subcutaneous fat in your upper arm.
  • Course – 2 doses 4-8 weeks apart.
  • Booster – Not required.
  • Side effects – Mild pain, redness or swelling at the site of the injection. Sometimes flu-like symptoms or stomach and bowel problems
  • Special Certificate requirement – None
  • Special instructions –It is thought that the two vaccines can be interchangeable. Other live vaccines should either be given at the same time or 4 weeks after.

For most people vaccination provides lifelong protection and does not need to be repeated.

Because we specialise in vaccinations, we’re the ideal London Vaccination Clinic for locals and visitors alike.

The vaccine costs £85 per dose. Two doses are required.

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