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Chickenpox Vaccine
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Getting a chickenpox vaccine is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in Alaska. You could be in and out in under an hour and have your child vaccinated.

Chickenpox Vaccine
in Alaska

Getting a chickenpox vaccine is quick and easy with Solv. Find and book same day and next day appointments at participating providers in Alaska. You could be in and out in under an hour and have your child vaccinated.

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FirstCare Occ Med Med Clinic

FirstCare Occ Med Med Clinic

3710 Woodland Dr, Anchorage, AK 995173710 Woodland Dr
OpenFri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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  • Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Summit Family Practice

Summit Family Practice

2.0(2 reviews)
2741 Debarr Road, Anchorage, AK 995082741 Debarr Road
OpenFri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Medical Park Family Care Inc.

Medical Park Family Care Inc.

3.05(37 reviews)
2211 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 995082211 E Northern Lights Blvd
OpenFri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunUnknown
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Recent patient review

I have been a patient at MPFC for about 15 years. My provider, Dr Gaskill is excellent. She listens to my concerns and answers my questionIs in a way I can understand. I have been impressed with the entire staff from front desk to accounting as well as the "Portal" experience. The quick response, attention to detail and overall customer service keeps me coming back year after year. I would highly recommend MPFC to anyone looking for a new medical clinic and knowledgable team.
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Mountain View Urgent Care, Anchorage

Mountain View Urgent Care

5.0(1 reviews)
3521 Mountain View Dr, Anchorage, AK 995083521 Mountain View Dr
OpenFri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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Stress Free Health Testing

Stress Free Health Testing

2.0(4 reviews)
4100 Lake Otis Pkwy, Anchorage, AK 995084100 Lake Otis Pkwy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Urgent Care Medical Clinic PC

Urgent Care Medical Clinic PC

1.0(1 reviews)
5437 E Northern Lights Blvd, Anchorage, AK 995085437 E Northern Lights Blvd
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Patients First Medical Clinic LLC

Patients First Medical Clinic LLC

2.5(8 reviews)
6307 Debarr Road, Anchorage, AK 995046307 Debarr Road
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Immediate Care Inc

Immediate Care Inc

6311 Debarr Road, Anchorage, AK 995046311 Debarr Road
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Alaska Medical Clinic, Anchorage

Alaska Medical Clinic

3.0(2 reviews)
300 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 99515300 E Dimond Blvd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Alpine Urgent Care

Alpine Urgent Care

3.35(27 reviews)
1310 E Dimond Blvd, Anchorage, AK 995151310 E Dimond Blvd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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MyHealth Clinic

MyHealth Clinic

3.0(12 reviews)
2105 E 88th Ave, Anchorage, AK 995072105 E 88th Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Very friendly staff from the time I walked in the door. My new provider, NP Hansen was incredible and helped me really understand what was going on with my health. So happy to have finally found a PCP I can trust.
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Urgent Care Medical Clinic

Urgent Care Medical Clinic

2.33(3 reviews)
9150 Jewel Lake Rd, Anchorage, AK 995029150 Jewel Lake Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat11:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I've been here several times and had a great experience. The staff is very nice and caring. The waiting room is small but clean and you don't have to wait long.
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US Healthworks

US Healthworks

5.0(1 reviews)
12350 Industry Way, Anchorage, AK 9951512350 Industry Way
OpenFri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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FirstCare Walk-In

FirstCare Walk-In

2.83(12 reviews)
1301 Huffman Rd, Anchorage, AK 995151301 Huffman Rd
OpenFri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent care and accepts my medicaid insurance
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Healthy Smiles Dental

Healthy Smiles Dental

12501 Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage, AK 9951512501 Old Seward Hwy
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Acute Family Medical Clinic

Acute Family Medical Clinic

11470 Business Blvd, Eagle River, AK 9957711470 Business Blvd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 am
  • SunUnknown
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Family Practice and Urgent Care

Family Practice and Urgent Care

11432 Business Blvd, Eagle River, AK 9957711432 Business Blvd
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Providence ExpressCare, Eagle River

Providence ExpressCare

2.33(3 reviews)
17101 Snowmobile Ln, Eagle River, AK 9957717101 Snowmobile Ln
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mat-Su Urgent Care Settler's Bay, Settler's Bay

Mat-Su Urgent Care Settler's Bay

5.0(1 reviews)
5851 S Knik Goose Bay Rd, Wasilla, AK 996545851 S Knik Goose Bay Rd
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Recent patient review

I have been there a few times..they are always awesome..the x ray guy is my fave:)he said i i'm a perfect model..hand model:) &lungs model(really lungs)i'm going today..kooties
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Urgent Care At Lake Lucille

Urgent Care At Lake Lucille

2.0(11 reviews)
185 E Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654185 E Parks Hwy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I find the Doctors and nurses thorough and caring. They listen to what I have to say. The place is very clean. Remember they are an Emergency Walk in for your situation. They are open 7 days a week.
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Alaska Chickenpox Vaccine

The varicella vaccination, sometimes known as the chickenpox vaccine, can help you avoid getting chickenpox. You can make an informed health care decision for yourself and your family by learning more about what this vaccination accomplishes and who should get it.

Chickenpox vaccination: what everyone should know

The varicella-zoster virus causes chickenpox, which is a highly contagious disease. The major symptom of chickenpox, according to the CDC, is an itchy, blister-like rash that occurs first on the chest, back, and face before spreading to the rest of the body. Fever and exhaustion are two other symptoms.

According to the CDC, two doses of the chickenpox vaccine are around 90% effective in preventing chickenpox, which means you could still develop the disease after being vaccinated. This vaccine is suggested for children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox or been immunized against it.

Who needs the chickenpox vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccination should be given in two doses to children, teens, and adults, according to the CDC.

The first dose of the chickenpox vaccine should be given to children between the ages of 12 and 15, and the second dose between the ages of four and six. The CDC notes that if the second dose is given at least three months following the first, children may take it at a younger age.

Those aged 13 and up who have never had chickenpox or received the vaccination should receive two doses separated by at least 28 days. The chickenpox vaccine is especially crucial for healthcare workers, teachers, college students, nursing home residents, and overseas travelers, according to the CDC..

Talk to your healthcare provider about whether you may need the chickenpox vaccine based on your health situation.

Who should not get the chickenpox vaccine?

According to the CDC, if you have signs of immunity to chickenpox, you don't need the vaccine. Immunity can be demonstrated by being born in the United States before 1980 and having a documented diagnosis of chickenpox, among other things.

Other people who should not get the chickenpox vaccine, according to the CDC, include:

  • Those who have had a potentially fatal adverse reaction to the chickenpox vaccination or any of its components.
  • Those who are moderately or severely unwell at the time of their chickenpox vaccination appointment.
    Women who are expecting children.

Before taking the chickenpox vaccine, certain people should see their doctors. This includes, according to the CDC:

  • Those who have an illness of the immune system, such as HIV or AIDS.
  • Those who have cancer or are being treated for cancer with radiation or medicines.
  • Those who have received a blood transfusion recently.

Two types of chickenpox vaccines

In the United States, two types of chickenpox vaccinations are now approved for usage. According to the CDC, the vaccinations' brand names are Varivax® and ProQuad®.

Varivax®

Only the chickenpox vaccine is included in Varivax®. This vaccination is only approved for adults, teenagers, and children aged 12 months and up.

ProQuad®

ProQuad® is a vaccine that combines the chickenpox vaccine with the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines. According to the CDC, this vaccination is only approved for children aged 12 months to 12 years.

Getting vaccinated after you are exposed to chickenpox

The CDC recommends getting vaccinated for chickenpox within three to five days of exposure if you have been exposed to the virus. It goes on to say that even if you've been exposed for more than five days, you should get two doses of the vaccination. At least 28 days should pass between each of these dosages.

Childcare and school chickenpox vaccine requirements

Many states have legislation requiring children to get vaccinated against chickenpox whether they attend public school, private school, or a daycare center. According to the CDC, all states give medical exemptions for the chickenpox vaccine, and some states additionally provide religious and/or philosophical exemptions.

Based on your family's religious and philosophical beliefs, as well as your children's medical history, your healthcare practitioner can talk to you in greater depth about whether or not your children should have the chickenpox vaccination.

How can parents pay for the chickenpox vaccine?

According to the CDC, most health insurance plans cover the chickenpox vaccine. The Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may be able to assist you if your health insurance plan does not cover the cost of the chickenpox vaccination for your children. To find out if you're eligible for financial aid through this program, the CDC recommends contacting VFC directly.

Rob Rohatsch
Medically reviewed by Dr. Rob Rohatsch, MD

Updated on Sep 25, 22

Sources

Solv has strict sourcing guidelines and relies on peer-reviewed studies, academic research institutions, and medical associations. We avoid using tertiary references.

  1. Chickenpox/Varicella Vaccination (November 22, 2016)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/index.html
  2. Chickenpox Vaccination: What Everyone Should Know (August 7, 2019)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/varicella/public/index.html
  3. State Vaccination Requirements (November 15, 2016)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/imz-managers/laws/state-reqs.html
  4. Chickenpox (Varicella) For Healthcare Professionals (April 28, 2021)
    https://www.cdc.gov/chickenpox/hcp/index.html
  5. Shingles
    https://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Immunization/DiseasesandVaccines/ShinglesDisease
  6. Chickenpox and Shingles Tests (November 8, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/lab-tests/chickenpox-and-shingles-tests/

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