Chickenpox Vaccination Services in Islington
In the UK, the NHS provides a free vaccination to those that are vulnerable to chickenpox. At Egerton Pharmacy in Islington we are able to provide a private chickenpox vaccination service for anyone who would like protection from chickenpox. This can include those that are particularly vulnerable and those that may be in contact with someone who has a weakened immune system.
Private chickenpox vaccination services designed to help keep you and your family protected
At Egerton Pharmacy we care about helping to protect the people in our community in Islington and throughout the wider area of London. Our pharmacists and staff are available to provide chickenpox vaccinations 6 days a week. We can also answer any questions you may have about the chickenpox virus, it's symptoms and effects. Contact us for more information today.
What is chickenpox, and who could be at risk?
Chickenpox is the common name given to the viral infection also known as Varicella Zoster. It is a highly contagious infection that is usually spread through direct contact, coughing and sneezing.
People of all ages can be affected by chicken box, although it is most common in childhood. Symptoms range from person to person but they include itchy spots, blisters, high temperatures and loss of appetite. The symptoms of chickenpox do tend to get worse with age.
A chickenpox vaccine is recommended to anyone working within a healthcare setting, anyone who may be in contact with the virus through laboratory work and anyone who comes into close contact with someone with a weakened immune system. It is recommended that anyone living in the same household as someone receiving chemotherapy, has the chickenpox vaccination.
Trust us for your private, hassle-free chickenpox vaccine
Don't let chickenpox get the better of your or your loved ones. Here at Egerton Pharmacy we can vaccinate against the varicella zoster virus which causes chickenpox. Chickenpox is a common, usually mild, virus spread easily when in close contact with someone with the infection. Although extremely common with children, anyone can be at risk so it's best to be covered.
The vaccination is administered in two doses, 4-8 weeks apart depending on the brand used. There are currently 2 chickenpox vaccine brands available, VARIVAX and VARILRIX. Only £65 per dose.
The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule but is suitable from the age of 9 months.