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4480 S Cobb Dr SE, Smyrna, GA 300804480 S Cobb Dr SE
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
3.3(8 reviews)
Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Smyrna - 4480 S Cobb Dr SE

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8480 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Alpharetta, GA 300228480 Holcomb Bridge Rd
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(10 reviews)
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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Ellard Village - 8480 Holcomb Bridge Rd

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764 Memorial Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30316764 Memorial Dr SE
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(904 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their friendly staff

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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Reynoldstown - 764 Memorial Dr SE

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805 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308805 Peachtree St NE
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(921 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Atlanta - Midtown - 805 Peachtree St NE

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1000 Northside Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 303181000 Northside Dr NW
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.7(351 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Northside - 1000 Northside Dr NW

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149 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030149 Clairemont Ave
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.8(20 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Allcare Primary & Immediate Care, Decatur - 149 Clairemont Ave

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2900 Peachtree Rd, Atlanta, GA 303052900 Peachtree Rd
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.6(921 reviews)
AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Atlanta- 2900 Peachtree - 2900 Peachtree Rd

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3867 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 303423867 Roswell Rd NE
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
4.5(221 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in reviews for their clean offices

Sparkling Clean

AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Atlanta - Buckhead - 3867 Roswell Rd NE, Atlanta

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13800 GA-9, Alpharetta, GA 3000413800 GA-9
Open until 2:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
5.0(5 reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Alpharetta - 13800 GA-9

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49 Hosiery Mill Rd, Dallas, GA 3015749 Hosiery Mill Rd
Open until 1:45 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:45 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 1:45 pm
  • SunClosed
4.8(1.3k reviews)
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AllCare Primary & Immediate Care, Dallas - 49 Hosiery Mill Rd
The providers and staff were all friendly. Exam and waiting room clean. The doctor put me at ease right away.

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1025 East-West Connector, Austell, GA 301061025 East-West Connector
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.91(140 reviews)
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Urgent Team, Austell - 1025 East-West Connector
The APN I saw was amazing. Her bedside manner impeccable. She listened attentively and went the extra mile to schedule a speciality appt for my condition. I can’t thank her enough. This has been the best experience with a provider that I have had. She deserves all the praise. Office staff were polite as well I felt welcome and heard.

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2464 Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 300622464 Roswell Rd
Open 5:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun11:00 am - 4:30 pm
4.38(411 reviews)
Labcorp at Walgreens - 2464 Roswell Rd, Marietta
I highly recommend for anyone thinking of getting tested. From start to finish the whole process was hassle free and and very professional. I had my results very quickly and discreetly couldn't be happier with the service.

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3052 Shallowford Rd, Marietta, GA 300623052 Shallowford Rd
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.82(187 reviews)
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Urgent Team, Marietta - 3052 Shallowford Rd
Would definitely recommend! Very helpful and speedy. I got my results in time for surgery

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2779 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw, GA 301522779 Cobb Pkwy NW
Open 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
4.2(589 reviews)
Labcorp at Walgreens - 2779 Cobb Pkwy NW, Kennesaw
I was very surprised with my experience here. My appointment was made very quickly. I was seen in a very short period of time. My test results came back in a very timely manner. I was able to speak with a doctor soon after and was taking care of. I was very satisfied with the experience I had here. I definitely recommend using them for any issues you have or any questions you may have.

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3980 Jiles Rd, Kennesaw, GA 301443980 Jiles Rd
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.76(1.2k reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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Urgent Team, Kennesaw - 3980 Jiles Rd
My son fell on the playground at school and they took a x-ray of his arm and the doctor immediately noticed something the x-ray didn’t pick up and referred me and my son to children’s orthopedics and he was absolutely right he fractured his arm thanks for being so kind and friendly keep smiling and giving good service

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4477 Towne Lake Pkwy, Woodstock, GA 301894477 Towne Lake Pkwy
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.87(204 reviews)
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Urgent Team, Woodstock - 4477 Towne Lake Pkwy
Woke up with a sore throat. I was able to schedule an appointment online. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. I was seen quickly. I’ll definitely go back if needed.

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5705 Atlanta Hwy, Alpharetta, GA 300045705 Atlanta Hwy
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  • MonClosed
  • TueClosed
  • WedClosed
  • ThuClosed
  • FriClosed
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
4.71(471 reviews)
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Urgent Team, Alpharetta - 5705 Atlanta Hwy
Wait time is about average; I feel the team did NOT penalize me for being a few min late which is nice

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550 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308550 Peachtree St NE
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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145 North Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30308145 North Avenue NE
Open until11:59 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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688 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308688 Spring St NW
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  • 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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
2.57(34 reviews)
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Concentra Urgent Care, Atlanta Midtown - 688 Spring St NW, Atlanta
Kelsey was very efficient.
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Georgia 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.

Sources

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  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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