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599 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801599 Lafayette Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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2.78(9 reviews)
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750 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801750 Lafayette Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.55(11 reviews)
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I called ClearChoiceMD on December 30th and spoke to Maria at the Portsmouth office I had two questions: one was for a rapid antigen Covid test for a trip and the other was a physical for my Master Captain Coast Guard license renewal. Maria was so kind and patient and worked hard to find the doctor that does the physicals at another branch in Maine and to make sure I had the needed covid test for my trip on January 4th to the Bahamas What a great asset she is to everyone that calls needing help and ClearChoiceMD
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19 Levesque Dr, Eliot, ME 0390319 Levesque Dr
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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701 Central Ave, Dover, NH 03820701 Central Ave
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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4.54(12 reviews)
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I was so....so....sick with the flu! Dr. Robin was empathetic, able to listen to me with reguards to my complicated Med history, and his care was excellent! I highly recommend this care facility! Very professionally run facility! We are lucky to have such great care professionals!
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321 Lafayette Rd, Hampton, NH 03842321 Lafayette Rd
Open until 6:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
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MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Lafayette Rd, Hampton - 321 Lafayette Rd, Hampton

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14 Webb Pl, Dover, NH 0382014 Webb Pl
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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2.76(17 reviews)
As a repeat customer my check in was quick with a 15 min wait to see a provider. The Staff/Dr was attentive during the explanation of my condition and quick to help me gain immediate access to a specialist the following day saving valuable time. This is the second time I’ve used CMd and they’re still batting a thousand in my book!
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1 Hampton Rd, Exeter, NH 038331 Hampton Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 6:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • SatClosed
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2.43(7 reviews)
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396 High St, Somersworth, NH 03878396 High St
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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1.0(0 reviews)
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65 Calef Hwy, Lee, NH 0386165 Calef Hwy
3.67(3 reviews)
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Friendly staff and providers and they take precautions to keep patients socially distanced. They were able to do an MRI and give me results quickly. Check in is easy.
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426 Calef Hwy, Barrington, NH 03825426 Calef Hwy
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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1.0(1 reviews)
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112 Sanford Rd, Wells, ME 04090112 Sanford Rd
5.0(4 reviews)
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5 Macy St, Amesbury, MA 019135 Macy St
Open until 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 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
1.0(2 reviews)
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Macy St, Amesbury - 5 Macy St, Amesbury

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49 Newark St, Haverhill, MA 0183249 Newark St
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296 S Main St, Haverhill, MA 01830296 S Main St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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2.5(12 reviews)
MedExpress Urgent Care, Haverhill - 296 S Main St, Haverhill
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380R Merrimack St, Methuen, MA 01844380R Merrimack St
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Thu 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.7(339 reviews)
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AFC Urgent Care, Methuen - 380R Merrimack St, Methuen
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305 Gloucester Crossing Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930305 Gloucester Crossing Rd
Open until 8:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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3.9(21 reviews)
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159 N Broadway, Salem, NH 03079159 N Broadway
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.2(5 reviews)
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I went to Express Med for a possible eye infection on a recent Saturday morning I waited no more that a few minutes before being called in. The treating professional I saw was Iris who was very thorough and correctly diagnosed and treated my condition. I was very happy overall with the service provided. I would recommend this highly. Note: My Salem PCP's office ONLY recommends this walk-in clinic, according to my wife. :-)
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70 East St, Methuen, MA 0184470 East St
Open until11:30 pm
  • Mon12:00 am - 11:30 pm
  • Tue12:00 am - 11:30 pm
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2.0(41 reviews)
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Kittery Shingles Vaccine

The shingles vaccine can help reduce your risk of getting shingles and related complications, such as long-term nerve discomfort. Knowing more about this vaccine and what it can do for you and your family will help you make better health decisions for yourself and your family.

About the shingles

Shingles is a painful, blistering skin rash caused by the varicella-zoster virus. According to the National Library of Medicine, the varicella-zoster virus is the same virus that causes chickenpox (NLM).

Your body goes into dormancy once you've experienced chickenpox. According to the National Library of Medicine, the chickenpox virus can reactivate and produce shingles if it does so several years later.

According to the National Library of Medicine, people over 60 who had chickenpox before the age of 12 months are most likely to develop shingles. You may be more susceptible to shingles if your immune system has been weakened by illness or medicines.

Shingles Symptoms

According to the National Library of Medicine, the main symptom of shingles is a painful skin rash that starts on the spine and wraps around to the front of the chest or abdomen. Some people may develop rashes around their eyes, lips, and ears, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Before rashes appear, pain, tingling, and burning on one side of the body are common symptoms, according to the National Library of Medicine. Following these feelings, red skin patches and little blisters appear, which rupture open to form small, dry, crusty sores. Shingles sores usually heal in two to three weeks with no scarring.

According to the National Library of Medicine, other shingles symptoms include:

  • Fever and chills
  • Headache
  • Malaise
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle weakness
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Drooping eyelid
  • Hearing loss
  • Vision problems
  • Taste problems

How to contract the shingles

The varicella-zoster virus reactivates in your body after you've had chickenpox, resulting in shingles. According to the CDC, you cannot receive shingles from someone else who has it. Chickenpox can, however, be contracted from someone who has shingles, increasing your chances of developing shingles later.

According to the National Library of Medicine, no one knows why the varicella-zoster virus suddenly becomes active again years later. According to the findings, many people who had mild cases of chickenpox are unaware they even had the virus in the first place.

What vaccines can help prevent shingles?

Two doses of the Shingrix shingles vaccination can prevent shingles. The Shingrix vaccine, according to the CDC, can also reduce your risk of shingles complications. According to the business, this shingles shot, which is given in the upper arm, is more than 90% effective in preventing shingles in people 50 and older with a good immune system.

Should I get the shingles vaccine?

The CDC recommends shingles immunization for adults aged 50 and up, as well as those aged 19 and up, who have compromised immune systems as a result of disease or pharmaceutical therapy. It also recommends having the shingles vaccination if you've had shingles and/or chickenpox in the past, as well as if you've had another shingles vaccine called Zostavax, which is no longer available in the United States.

What are the side effects?

The shingles vaccine, according to the CDC, can induce temporary side effects that make it difficult to accomplish ordinary tasks for two to three days.

The following are some of the possible shingles vaccine side effects:

  • Sore arm with mild to moderate pain
  • Redness and swelling at the injection site
  • Tiredness
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Fever and chills
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea

According to the CDC, side effects are more common in younger people, and you may have a reaction to the shingles injection after both doses. It is recommended that you take over-the-counter pain medicines such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen if you experience side effects after getting the shingles vaccine.

According to the CDC, another possible side effect of the shingles vaccine is Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). GBS is a rare but dangerous illness in which your immune system targets the peripheral neurological system, which controls the nerves in your brain and spinal cord, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Can I get a shingles vaccine if I’m younger than 50?

According to the CDC, you should only get the shingles vaccine if you are at least 19 years old and have a weakened immune system due to disease or medications used to treat a disease if you are under 50 years old and have a weakened immune system due to disease or medications used to treat a disease. Consult your health-care professional if you have any concerns.

Will Medicare or my health insurance pay for a shingles vaccine?

The shingles vaccine is covered by most Medicare prescription drug plans, such as Part D, but not by Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) or Medicare Part B, according to Medicare.gov (Medical Insurance). Your health insurance plan may or may not cover the shingles vaccine, depending on the type of policy you have. To see if the shingles vaccine is covered under your plan, contact Medicare or your health insurance provider.

Shingles Vaccine FAQs

  • Where can I get a shingles vaccine in Kittery?

    In general, shingles vaccines will be available at Kittery-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 shingles faster.

  • How can I book a shingles vaccine in Kittery?

    Regardless of the kind of vaccination you are seeking, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Kittery-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include “shingles vaccine” or “vaccine consultation” as your reason for visit, and bring any relevant travel plans and previous immunization records.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a shingles vaccine in Kittery?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for shingles vaccines or consultations can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Kittery-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment as soon as today.

  • How do I find the top-rated vaccination specialists in Kittery?

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

  • Who should get a shingles vaccine?

    You should get the shingles vaccine if you are at high risk for getting it or if you are experiencing symptoms. It is recommended that individuals 60 and older get the shingles vaccine, as this is when the risk of contraction is high. Even if you have previously contracted shingles, you should get the vaccine to prevent or mitigate future cases. The shingles vaccine is not recommended by the CDC for anyone younger than 60 because it has not yet been thoroughly studied in those age groups.

  • How much does a shingles vaccine cost in Kittery?

    Without insurance, a shingles vaccine and the consultation generally preceding it can cost anywhere from $200 to $250.

  • Is a shingles vaccine covered by my insurance?

    All Medicare part D and most private health insurance plans cover the shingles vaccine. Typically, you will have to cover a co-payment for the consultation and, in some cases, the vaccine itself.

  • How well does the shingles vaccine work?

    The shingles vaccine, according to the CDC, is 97 percent effective in preventing shingles in people aged 50 to 69 who have a strong immune system, and 91 percent effective in people aged 70 and up who have a weak immune system. It goes on to claim that in people with weakened immune systems, the shingles vaccine is 68 percent to 91 percent effective in preventing shingles. According to the CDC, the Shingrix vaccine is 91 percent effective in preventing long-term nerve damage from shingles in people 50 years and older, and 89 percent effective in adults 70 years and older.

  • How often do you need to get the shingles vaccine?

    The CDC recommends that people over 50 receive just two doses of the shingles vaccination, separated by two to six months. Adults aged 19 and above with a weakened immune system should have a second dose of the shingles vaccine one to two months after the first.

  • How long after the shingles vaccine are you contagious?

    According to the CDC, shingles is a contagious virus that only infects those who have already had chickenpox. The CDC recommends getting the shingles vaccination even if you've already had chickenpox.

Sources

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  1. Shingles (February 4, 2022)
    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000858.htm
  2. Shingles (Herpes Zoster) Transmission (July 1, 2019)
    https://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/transmission.html
  3. What Everyone Should Know about the Shingles Vaccine (Shingrix) (January 24, 2022)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/public/shingrix/index.html
  4. Guillain-Barre Syndrome (November 26, 2021)
    https://medlineplus.gov/guillainbarresyndrome.html
  5. Shingles shots
    https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/shingles-shots
  6. Frequently Asked Questions About Shingrix (January 24, 2022)
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd/shingles/hcp/shingrix/faqs.html

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