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What Is Chickenpox?

Chickenpox is quite common and a highly contagious infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It creates a blister-like rash all over the body. Those who are infected may result in itchy and annoying blisters; the amount of blisters will vary for each individual

The people who are at high risk for chickenpox are babies, adults and those with lowimmune system. The best prevention is getting chickenpox vaccine in West London.

Vaccination Chickenpox

What Is The Chickenpox Vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccine gives the best protection against the varicella-zoster virus and chickenpox.

Who Is Eligible To Receive The Chickenpox Vaccine?

Experts recommend that children should receive two doses. One when they are between the age of 1 – 2 years and another when they are four to six years of age. The second dose can be administered after three months if required. The varicella vaccine is available at Northolt.

Anyone over the age of 13 who has never had chickenpox should get at least two doses 28 days apart.

People who had an allergic reaction to a previous dose, pregnant women and individuals with low immune systems should not get the Chickenpox vaccine.

Those exposed to chickenpox that havenot had it before or have never been vaccinated should consult a physician. Vaccination may be prescribed in these cases.

Is The Chickenpox Vaccine Safe?

Yes, the chickenpox vaccine is completely safe and highly effective. The side effects of this vaccine are rare and usually include mild rash or sore arm.

Call today or book your appointment online for Chickenpox Vaccination in West London and Northolt