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Chickenpox Vaccine
in Mississippi

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

Chickenpox Vaccine
in Mississippi

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

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Baptist Medical Center/Express Care

1225 N State St, Jackson, MS 392021225 N State St
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MEA Medical Clinics

MEA Medical Clinics

1777 Ellis Ave, Jackson, MS 392041777 Ellis Ave
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Minor Medical Care - MS

Minor Medical Care - MS

2860 McDowell Road Ext., Jackson, MS 392042860 McDowell Road Ext.
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Minor Medical Care - MS

Minor Medical Care - MS

2860 W McDowell Rd, Jackson, MS 392042860 W McDowell Rd
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Mississippi Family Doctors

Mississippi Family Doctors

187 Doctors Dr, Pearl, MS 39208187 Doctors Dr
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MEA Medical

MEA Medical

1132 US 49, Richland, MS 392181132 US 49
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MEA After Hours Clinic

MEA After Hours Clinic

5.0(1 reviews)
5606 Old Canton Rd, Jackson, MS 392115606 Old Canton Rd
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MEA Medical Clinic

3.0(2 reviews)
342 Gilchrist Dr, Pearl, MS 39208342 Gilchrist Dr
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Over the many years and Times we have been there, it has always been very good. They are busy so yes, you may have to wait but they have caught on 2 occasions life/ death situations for my husband and sent him to the hospital. Very helpful to me as well.
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Baptist Medical Clinics

Baptist Medical Clinics

6250 Old Canton Rd, Jackson, MS 392116250 Old Canton Rd
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Walmart Pharmacy

5520 US-80, Pearl, MS 392085520 US-80
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498 US-80, Clinton, MS 39056498 US-80
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MEA Ambulatory Care Byram Clinic

MEA Ambulatory Care Byram Clinic

7300 S Siwell Rd, Byram, MS 392727300 S Siwell Rd
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Walmart Pharmacy, Supercenter

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950 Hwy 80 W, Clinton, MS 39056950 Hwy 80 W
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Corner Clinic Urgent Care

Corner Clinic Urgent Care

132 Lakeland Commons Dr, Flowood, MS 39232132 Lakeland Commons Dr
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Baptist Health Services

Baptist Health Services

1.01(8 reviews)
5341 Lakeland Dr, Flowood, MS 392325341 Lakeland Dr
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Trust Express Care

Trust Express Care

1067 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS 391571067 Highland Colony Pkwy
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MEA Ambulatory Care

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106 Lake Vista Pl, Brandon, MS 39047106 Lake Vista Pl
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MEA Spillway Clinic

MEA Spillway Clinic

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1898 Spillway Rd, Brandon, MS 390471898 Spillway Rd
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MEA Ambulatory Care Castlewoods Clinic

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507 Lakeland Pl, Flowood, MS 39232507 Lakeland Pl
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Mississippi 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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