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Chickenpox Vaccine
in Louisiana

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

Chickenpox Vaccine
in Louisiana

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

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Concentra Urgent Care, Downtown New Orleans

Concentra Urgent Care

318 Baronne St, New Orleans, LA 70112318 Baronne St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Ochsner Urgent Care - French Quarter

Ochsner Urgent Care - French Quarter

5.0(62 reviews)
201 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70130201 Decatur St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Staff was super friendly and efficient. Dr right on top of my issue.
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Ocshner Urgent Care, Warehouse District

Ocshner Urgent Care

4.5(151 reviews)
900 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130900 Magazine St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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NOLA Doc

NOLA Doc

4.72(17 reviews)
, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Urgent Care MD

Urgent Care MD

4.5(7 reviews)
2525 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 701192525 Canal St
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Urgent Care Eleven

Urgent Care Eleven

4.72(29 reviews)
3218 St Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 701173218 St Claude Ave
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

4401 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 701254401 S Claiborne Ave
OpenFri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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The Urgent Care, Mid-City

The Urgent Care

2.6(5 reviews)
231 N Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70119231 N Carrollton Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Love this Urgent Care! It’s quick and addressed my immediate medical need. So professional and the staff was awesome from the front desk to the time I saw the provider!
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Ochsner Urgent Care - Mid-City

Ochsner Urgent Care - Mid-City

3.31(13 reviews)
4100 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 701194100 Canal St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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In & Out Urgent Care, Uptown New Orleans

In & Out Urgent Care

3.04(25 reviews)
6225 S Claiborne Ave, New Orleans, LA 701256225 S Claiborne Ave
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I had cut my finger on a razor. Call another urgent care and the automated answer system hung up on me twice. Then asked me for a quality control survey. I called In-OUT Urgent care. A nice persn answered told me to come right over. Arrived receptionist was helpful, paperwork was simple + Id + medical cards. Three minute wait and I was in the room with the Nurse Practitioner. She was very professional. "Super Glue" on the cut - directions for care and on my way home. AWESOME
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Ochsner Urgent Care - Uptown

Ochsner Urgent Care - Uptown

2.5(47 reviews)
4605 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 701154605 Magazine St
OpenFri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Expressway Urgent Care

Expressway Urgent Care

315 Westbank Expy, Gretna, LA 70053315 Westbank Expy
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Childrens Clinic Urgent Care

Childrens Clinic Urgent Care

1301 Whitney Ave, Terrytown, LA 700561301 Whitney Ave
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Childrens Clinic Urgent Care

Childrens Clinic Urgent Care

1301 Whitney Ave., Gretna, LA 700561301 Whitney Ave.
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LCMC Health Urgent Care, Algiers

LCMC Health Urgent Care

4.48(20 reviews)
3801 General De Gaulle Dr, New Orleans, LA 701143801 General De Gaulle Dr
OpenFri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Urgent Care

Urgent Care

1620 Belle Chasse Hwy, Terrytown, LA 700561620 Belle Chasse Hwy
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LCMC Health Urgent Care, Lakeview

LCMC Health Urgent Care

4.64(27 reviews)
826 Harrison Ave, New Orleans, LA 70124826 Harrison Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Crimson Urgent Care

Crimson Urgent Care

798 Terry Pkwy, Gretna, LA 70056798 Terry Pkwy
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St. Bernard Health Center

St. Bernard Health Center

7718 W Judge Perez Dr, Arabi, LA 700327718 W Judge Perez Dr
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Ochsner Urgent Care & Occupational Health - West Bank

Ochsner Urgent Care & Occupational Health - West Bank

2.92(6 reviews)
1625 Barataria Blvd, Marrero, LA 700721625 Barataria Blvd
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Recent patient review

Had a great experience the Staff was Awesome and very knowledgeable checking in was a great experience Ms Roxann she knew exactly what to do and the physician was so caring and explained everything I would definitely recommend this clinic !!
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Louisiana 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

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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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