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Chickenpox Vaccine
in Maine

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

Chickenpox Vaccine
in Maine

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

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Labcorp, Portland

Labcorp

3.42(19 reviews)
191 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 04101191 Marginal Way
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The staff is so friendly and empathetic. Nurse Practitioners, and Nurses are thorough and very practical. I'm very impressed, and while we have insurance, when my family needs a quick option, I am very grateful for this clinic.
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Intermed Urgent Care

Intermed Urgent Care

2.0(11 reviews)
84 Marginal Way, Portland, ME 0410184 Marginal Way
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Recent patient review

I had occasion to see Dr. Amy Parker twice in the last couple of weeks, and have nothing but good things to say. She was thorough, sent me for the correct tests to make a diagnosis, referred me to an excellent specialist and made follow up calls to see how I was doing. The whole staff was professional and attentive.
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

51 Market St, South Portland, ME 0410651 Market St
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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Maine Medical Center Urgent Care Plus

Maine Medical Center Urgent Care Plus

1.82(11 reviews)
335 Brighton Ave, Portland, ME 04102335 Brighton Ave
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
  • Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

111 Auburn St, Portland, ME 04103111 Auburn St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care, Portland

Concentra Urgent Care

85 Western Ave, South Portland, ME 0410685 Western Ave
OpenFri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Intermed

Intermed

100 Foden Rd, South Portland, ME 04106100 Foden Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SatUnknown
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Concentra Urgent Care, Scarborough

Concentra Urgent Care

1.0(1 reviews)
400 Southborough Dr, South Portland, ME 04106400 Southborough Dr
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
  • SatClosed
  • SunClosed
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Scarborough Health Care

Scarborough Health Care

69 US-1, Scarborough, ME 0407469 US-1
OpenFri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SatUnknown
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US Healthworks

US Healthworks

55 Spring St, Scarborough, ME 0407455 Spring St
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Mercy Primary Care Center

Mercy Primary Care Center

3.0(2 reviews)
40 Park Rd, Westbrook, ME 0409240 Park 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
  • Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Saw Dr Etman this morning for a severely strained shoulder muscle. Had an excellent experience, which was inclusive of the administration. nursing and X-ray staff ! ( I wish I remembered all their names ) Dr Etmann was the perfect mix of genteman and clinician. He listened, asked many questions and gave his evaluation of my condition with a respectful and compassionate bedside manner Thank you for your help today!
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ConvenientMD, Westbrook

ConvenientMD

2.79(7 reviews)
950 Main St, Westbrook, ME 04092950 Main St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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ClearChoiceMD, Scarborough

ClearChoiceMD

4.29(12 reviews)
273 Payne Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074273 Payne Rd
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I thought they were excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful and the physician was thorough and competent. I would recommend.
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Mercy Gorham Grossing Primary

Mercy Gorham Grossing Primary

19 S Gorham Xing, Gorham, ME 0403819 S Gorham Xing
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Mercy

Mercy

5.0(2 reviews)
385 US-1, Yarmouth, ME 04096385 US-1
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
  • SatClosed
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Recent patient review

We are from suburban Philadelphia and were visiting our son and his family when my husband’s “cold” became markedly worse. The nurse Megan and the Nurse Practitioner Donna were wonderful to us. They quickly assessed my husband’s conditon, had a chest xray done, and prescribed the appropriate medicine and care for what turned out to be pneumonia. The entire visit to this facility was favorable, from the ease of check-in to the friendliness of the xray tech. Although no one likes being sick “on vacation”, this was a good experience for us.
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Mercy Windham Express Care

Mercy Windham Express Care

1.57(15 reviews)
409 Roosevelt Trail, Windham, ME 04062409 Roosevelt Trail
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 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 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I went during pregnancy I couldn't stop throwing up and i got there sat down and after 10 min was seen. They were amazing and even tho I am young they took me seriously and gave me the care I needed.
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SMHC Walk-in Care

SMHC Walk-in Care

10 Goodall Drive, East Waterboro, ME 0403010 Goodall Drive
OpenFri 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mid Coast Walk-in Clinic

Mid Coast Walk-in Clinic

4.5(4 reviews)
22 Station Ave, Brunswick, ME 0401122 Station Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mid Coast Primary Clinic & Walk-In

Mid Coast Primary Clinic & Walk-In

4.5(3 reviews)
6 Station Ave, Brunswick, ME 040116 Station Ave
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Concentra Urgent Care, Brunswick

Concentra Urgent Care

11 Medical Center Dr, Brunswick, ME 0401111 Medical Center Dr
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
  • SatClosed
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Maine 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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