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101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925101 Casa Buena Dr
Open until 5:45 pm
  • Mon 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Tue 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 5:45 pm
  • Fri 9:15 am - 5:45 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SunClosed
4.56(743 reviews)
Medical Center of Marin, Corte Madera - 101 Casa Buena Dr, Corte Madera
Wonderful experience. In and out quickly. Dr. was knowledgeable and helpful.

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2435 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon, CA 945832435 San Ramon Valley Blvd
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4.0(4 reviews)
Instant Urgent Care, San Ramon - 2435 San Ramon Valley Blvd

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5763 Stevenson Blvd, Newark, CA 945605763 Stevenson Blvd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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4.71(800 reviews)
This clinic has shorter than average waiting periods

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AED Urgent Care, Newark - 5763 Stevenson Blvd, Newark
Very good . I came here several times for my children, the nurse and doctor are professional and explained everything to me so that I don’t worry my children
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901 Nevin Ave, Richmond, CA 94801901 Nevin Ave
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2023 Vale Rd, San Pablo, CA 948062023 Vale Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
2.5(35 reviews)
LifeLong Immediate/Urgent Care, San Pablo - 2023 Vale Rd, San Pablo
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2970 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond, CA 948062970 Hilltop Mall Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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1.57(49 reviews)
Concentra Urgent Care, Richmond - 2970 Hilltop Mall Rd, Richmond
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400 Evelyn Ave, Albany, CA 94706400 Evelyn Ave
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2001 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 947042001 Dwight Way
Open until 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
  • Sat10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • SunClosed
3.5(15 reviews)
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3100 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 947023100 San Pablo Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(2 reviews)
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3095 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 947053095 Telegraph Ave
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1.0(1 reviews)
Instant Urgent Care, Berkeley - 3095 Telegraph Ave
I am a patient with Medicare insurance. They accepted my insurance with out any problems or issues. They were able to verify and complete all of my paperwork quickly and efficiently. I was able to book an appointment online and when I arrived, I was in and out within 30 minutes!!! The staff was very friendly and the provider was very patient and knowledgeable about my issues. I recommend them with confidence in their abilities to help you.
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901 Francisco Blvd E, San Rafael, CA 94901901 Francisco Blvd E
4.96(52 reviews)
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3701 Broadway, Oakland, CA 946113701 Broadway
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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  • Fri 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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26 California St, San Francisco, CA 9411126 California St
Open until 5:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care, Downtown San Francisco - 26 California St, San Francisco
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384 Embarcadero West, Oakland, CA 94607384 Embarcadero West
Open until 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
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1.99(107 reviews)
Concentra Urgent Care, Oakland - 384 Embarcadero West, Oakland
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1823 Union St, San Francisco, CA 941231823 Union St
Open until 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
  • SatClosed
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3.38(8 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their friendly staff

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Yasmin is the most caring physician I’ve ever come across. She listens carefully, and offers well thought-out advice. I always feel that my concerns are heard and validified, and are certainly taken into account when we embark on a plan for my health. I am appreciative for the way that she’s cared for me over the past 5 years.
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88 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 9410488 Kearny St
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450 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94108450 Sutter St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hunter Lab & Phlebotomy - 450 Sutter St, San Francisco
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150 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102150 Golden Gate Ave
Open until 5:00 pm
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  • Wed 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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International Terminal Main Hall - A Side, San Francisco, CA 94125International Terminal Main Hall - A Side
Open until 5:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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SFO Medical Clinic - International Terminal Main Hall - A Side, San Francisco
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2 Connecticut St, San Francisco, CA 941072 Connecticut St
Open until 4:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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2.47(119 reviews)
Concentra Urgent Care, Potrero Hill - 2 Connecticut St
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Richmond Chickenpox Vaccine

The varicella vaccine, sometimes known as the chickenpox vaccine, can help you avoid contracting the disease. By understanding more about what this immunization does and who should get it, you can make an informed health care decision for yourself and your family.

Chickenpox vaccination: what everyone should know

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox is characterized by an itchy, blister-like rash that appears first on the chest, back, and face before spreading to the rest of the body, according to the CDC. Other symptoms include fever and fatigue.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two doses of the chickenpox vaccine are around 90% effective in preventing chickenpox, which means you could still get the disease after being vaccinated. Children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox or been inoculated against it should get this vaccination.

Who needs the chickenpox vaccine?

According to the CDC, children, teens, and adults should receive two doses of the chickenpox vaccine.
Children between the ages of 12 and 15 should receive the first dose of the chickenpox vaccine, and children between the ages of four and six should receive the second dose. Children can take the second dose at a younger age if it is given at least three months after the first, according to the CDC.

Those aged 13 and up who have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated should get two doses spaced by at least 28 days. According to the CDC, the chickenpox vaccine is especially important for healthcare workers, teachers, college students, nursing home patients, and international travelers.
Consult your doctor to see if you need the chickenpox vaccine based on your current health situation.

Who should not get the chickenpox vaccine?

You don't need the vaccine if you show evidence of immunity against chickenpox, according to the CDC. Immunity is demonstrated, among other things, by being born in the United States before 1980 and having a confirmed diagnosis of chickenpox.

According to the CDC, the following people should not obtain the chickenpox vaccine:

  • Those who have suffered a life-threatening reaction to the chickenpox vaccine or any of its components.
  • Those who are moderately or severely ill when their chickenpox immunization appointment is scheduled.
  • Women who are expecting children.

Certain patients should see their doctors before getting the chickenpox vaccine. According to the CDC, this includes:

  • 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

Two types of chickenpox vaccines are now approved for use in the United States. The vaccines' brand names, according to the CDC, are Varivax® and ProQuad®.

Varivax®

Varivax® contains only the chickenpox vaccination. Adults, teenagers, and children aged 12 months and up are the only ones who can get this vaccine.

ProQuad®

ProQuad® is a vaccine that includes the chickenpox vaccine as well as immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella. This vaccination is only approved for children ages 12 months to 12 years, according to the CDC.

Getting vaccinated after you are exposed to chickenpox

If you have been exposed to chickenpox, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated within three to five days after contact. It goes on to state that you should get two doses of the vaccine even if you've been exposed for more than five days. Each of these dosages should be separated by at least 28 days.

Childcare and school chickenpox vaccine requirements

If you have been exposed to chickenpox, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated within three to five days after contact. It goes on to state that you should get two doses of the vaccine even if you've been exposed for more than five days. Each of these dosages should be separated by at least 28 days.

Your healthcare practitioner can discuss whether or not your children should get the chickenpox vaccine with you in greater detail based on your family's religious and philosophical beliefs, as well as their medical history.

How can parents pay for the chickenpox vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccination is covered by most health insurance policies, according to the CDC. If your health insurance plan does not cover the cost of your children's chickenpox immunization, the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may be able to help. The CDC recommends contacting VFC directly to see if you're qualified for financial aid through this program.

Chickenpox Vaccine FAQs

  • Where can I get a chickenpox vaccine in Richmond?

    In general, allergy tests will be available at Richmond-area urgent care centers, retail clinics, primary care doctor offices and local pharmacies. While walk-in appointments are typically available, booking a visit online will reduce your wait time and ensure you protect yourself from chickenpox faster.

  • How can I book a chickenpox vaccine in Richmond?

    Regardless of the kind of vaccine you are seeking, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Richmond-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include your previous immunizations and travel plans to give your doctor a better idea of what vaccines you may need.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a chickenpox vaccine in Richmond?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for vaccines can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Richmond-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment slot as soon as today. Be sure to include “chicken pox vaccination” as your reason for visit.

  • How do I find the top-rated vaccination clinics in Richmond?

    Solv gathers reviews, ratings, and other data on Richmond-area vaccination centers to ensure the clinics provided meet our standards. Search for a vaccine provider, see what previous patients think, and book an appointment with a top-rated doctor today!

  • Who should get a chickenpox vaccine?

    Children should receive their first dose of the chickenpox vaccine between the ages of 12 and 15 months, and their second dose at least three months after the first, commonly between four and six years. If childhood vaccination is missed, individuals ages 13 and older should get two doses at least 28 days apart. Richmond requires children to be vaccinated or provide evidence of immunity before entering public school. Individuals who have come into contact with a case of the chickenpox should seek vaccination within three to five days of being exposed, or as soon as possible. Individuals who are allergic to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin, pregnant or ill should consult with their doctor before seeking a vaccine.

  • Are video visits available with vaccination clinics in Richmond?

    While vaccines cannot be administered over video, your doctor can evaluate and advise you or your child from your home in Richmond. They can discuss your travel plans and previous immunization records, recommend and order necessary vaccinations, and book vaccination appointments via telemedicine.

  • How much does a chickenpox vaccine cost in Richmond?

    Without insurance, a dose of chickenpox vaccine can range anywhere from $125 to $175. Book a consultation with a doctor in Richmond today to get more details on chickenpox vaccine costs.

  • Is a chickenpox vaccine covered by my insurance?

    Most health insurance providers will cover the cost of the chickenpox vaccine. Book a consultation with a doctor in Richmond today to check your vaccine coverage.

  • Are video visits with vaccination clinics covered by my insurance?

    Video consultations that discuss the need for a chickenpox vaccine may be covered by your insurance if in-person vaccine consultations are typically covered.

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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