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85 Old Stage Rd, Spotswood, NJ 0888485 Old Stage Rd
Open until 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.92(1.2k reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, Spotswood - 85 Old Stage Rd
Jeanette was incredible, caring friendly, knowledgeable.

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149 Pierce St, Franklin Township, NJ 08873149 Pierce St
Open until 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.84(4k reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, Somerset - 149 Pierce St
Easy to make an appointment  Staff was respectful and and pleasant

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811 NJ-33, Hamilton, NJ 08619811 NJ-33
Open until 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
  • Jul 4 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.66(5.2k reviews)
Optum Urgent Care, Hamilton Square - 811 NJ-33, Hamilton
I was moving a couch with a neighbor and as we took it through the front door I misstep and hit my arm on the metal frame and ripped the skin off my arm. Needed to have it cleaned and bandaged.

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1813 Oak Tree Rd, Edison, NJ 088201813 Oak Tree Rd
Open until 5:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
4.69(133 reviews)
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Edison Urgent Care  - 1813 Oak Tree Rd
I didn’t make an appointment in advanced but just walked in & the staff took me in right away, was able to help me with my issue, gave me the proper medications and were super friendly. 10/10 recommended

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800 Denow Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534800 Denow Rd
Open until 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.88(1.8k reviews)
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Live Urgent Care , Pennington - 800 Denow Rd
Leslie the APN was kind, considerate, thoughtfully explained everything to me. Perfect visit and advise for me

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200 Wyckoff Rd, Eatontown, NJ 07724200 Wyckoff Rd
Open until 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4Closed
4.91(629 reviews)
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Family First Urgent Care, Eatontown - 200 Wyckoff Rd
I wasn't feeling well so I booked an appt online and was in and out very fast. I ended up having strep picked up my meds and on my way to feeling so much better. Great staff and easy location.

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1803 NJ-35, Ocean Township, NJ 077551803 NJ-35
Open until 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4Closed
4.84(1.8k reviews)
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Family First Urgent Care, Oakhurst - 1803 NJ-35
Friendly staff. Very helpful with management of acute flare for a chronic illness. Thanks for getting me in so quickly

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141 Chestnut St, Roselle Park, NJ 07204141 Chestnut St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
  • Sun12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
4.7(40 reviews)
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NJUCARE Urgent Care - 141 Chestnut St
The wait time was little to nothing. I was in the back and the nurse as well as doctor came in right after. I went around 6:50 pm so the office was empty and I was in and out. The doctor was helpful, he listened and made sure I left with no further questions.  Ultimately I’m satisfied, I’ll definitely go there and recommend their services.

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1851 Hooper Ave, Toms River, NJ 087531851 Hooper Ave
Open until 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Jul 4Closed
4.88(1.9k reviews)
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Family First Urgent Care, Toms River - 1851 Hooper Ave
Scheduling was easy. I went right in. Very happy with who I had. The dr knew just what I needed. The nurse was very friendly & made me feel comfy. Only place I will go.

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44 Jones St, Newark, NJ 0710344 Jones St
Open until 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
  • SunClosed
4.83(428 reviews)
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CityLife Health, Newark - 44 Jones St
Entire staff was great and very professional and punctual. I will definitely recommend. And oh Samentha was very knowledgeable of things I was telling her, yes she was very helpful….thank for everything!

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322 Glenwood Ave, Bloomfield, NJ 07003322 Glenwood Ave
Open until 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.71(344 reviews)
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Levelup Md Urgent Care, Bloomfield - 322 Glenwood Ave
Returning from a drive from Florida, with a raging sore throat. Easy scheduling an appointment for the next morning. I was seen within a few minutes, test for flu, strep and Covid, came up positive for Covid. We quickly arranged for medication prescription and off I went. Dr. Santana was perfectly professional and attentive. I would go back in a heartbeat!

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298 Applegarth Rd, Monroe, NJ 08831298 Applegarth Rd
Open until 7:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3.79(21 reviews)
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Putting the swab aside, a pleasent, professional experience.
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215 Applegarth Rd, Monroe Township, NJ 08831215 Applegarth Rd
Open until 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.9(59 reviews)
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Hackensack Meridian Health Urgent Care, Monroe - 215 Applegarth Rd, Monroe Township
I loved it here! Having vibrant and energetic staff made my experience wonderful. I had little to no wait and I was accommodated by Jada who was great! She made sure I was comfortable and made sure she answered all my questions before and after the test was given. Also doctor Patel was amazing with giving me the proper instructions in regards to following up after my Covid test was done. I’m thankful for this because I was very nervous about my first test but she helped me so it wasn’t that bad after all. One thing I must say though, I definitely didn’t expect to laugh during my test but Jada made sure I giggled in the process. Again, thank you guys for all the hard work you guys do and I will look forward to seeing Jada and doctor Patel if I need to go back any time soon.
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579 Cranbury Rd, East Brunswick, NJ 08816579 Cranbury Rd
Open until 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
3.75(6 reviews)
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330 Rues Ln, East Brunswick, NJ 08816330 Rues Ln
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
5.0(1 reviews)
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MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Rues Lane, East Brunswick - 330 Rues Ln, East Brunswick
Great staff love it there

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203 US-9, Morganville, NJ 07726203 US-9
Open until 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 - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.3(10 reviews)
I’ve been going to Marlboro Medical Center since Dr. Gupta opened in the mid 1990’s. He has always taken the time to listen and to understand my concerns. You can count on personalized care and being treated like a person, not just a patient file!
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176 US-9, Englishtown, NJ 07726176 US-9
4.98(1.1k reviews)
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641 NJ-18, East Brunswick, NJ 08816641 NJ-18
Open until 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 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.89(37 reviews)
I've been coming here for years now. I have never experienced any issues any of the other comments have. I have seen people walk in with attitudes thinking they are in control but no one takes the time to be in the know and when the staff tries to indulge them with some knowledge they get all huffy. This place is amazing. Be kind and courteous yourselves and perhaps you'd enjoy it as well!
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2624 County Rd 516, Old Bridge, NJ 088572624 County Rd 516
Open until 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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.7(965 reviews)
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Highly recommended. Noticed my daughter had conjunctivitis, arrived asst the clinic at 7:30 pm, she was seen, diagnosed, and out but 7:50; script was ready at Walgreen's in 15 minutes. Home by 8:30.
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143 NJ-33, Manalapan Township, NJ 07726143 NJ-33
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 - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4.5(16 reviews)
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Monroe Chickenpox Vaccine

The varicella vaccine, sometimes known as the chickenpox vaccine, can help you avoid contracting the disease. By understanding more about what this immunization does and who should get it, you can make an informed health care decision for yourself and your family.

Chickenpox vaccination: what everyone should know

Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus. Chickenpox is characterized by an itchy, blister-like rash that appears first on the chest, back, and face before spreading to the rest of the body, according to the CDC. Other symptoms include fever and fatigue.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, two doses of the chickenpox vaccine are around 90% effective in preventing chickenpox, which means you could still get the disease after being vaccinated. Children, adolescents, and adults who have never had chickenpox or been inoculated against it should get this vaccination.

Who needs the chickenpox vaccine?

According to the CDC, children, teens, and adults should receive two doses of the chickenpox vaccine.
Children between the ages of 12 and 15 should receive the first dose of the chickenpox vaccine, and children between the ages of four and six should receive the second dose. Children can take the second dose at a younger age if it is given at least three months after the first, according to the CDC.

Those aged 13 and up who have never had chickenpox or been vaccinated should get two doses spaced by at least 28 days. According to the CDC, the chickenpox vaccine is especially important for healthcare workers, teachers, college students, nursing home patients, and international travelers.
Consult your doctor to see if you need the chickenpox vaccine based on your current health situation.

Who should not get the chickenpox vaccine?

You don't need the vaccine if you show evidence of immunity against chickenpox, according to the CDC. Immunity is demonstrated, among other things, by being born in the United States before 1980 and having a confirmed diagnosis of chickenpox.

According to the CDC, the following people should not obtain the chickenpox vaccine:

  • Those who have suffered a life-threatening reaction to the chickenpox vaccine or any of its components.
  • Those who are moderately or severely ill when their chickenpox immunization appointment is scheduled.
  • Women who are expecting children.

Certain patients should see their doctors before getting the chickenpox vaccine. According to the CDC, this includes:

  • 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

Two types of chickenpox vaccines are now approved for use in the United States. The vaccines' brand names, according to the CDC, are Varivax® and ProQuad®.

Varivax®

Varivax® contains only the chickenpox vaccination. Adults, teenagers, and children aged 12 months and up are the only ones who can get this vaccine.

ProQuad®

ProQuad® is a vaccine that includes the chickenpox vaccine as well as immunizations for measles, mumps, and rubella. This vaccination is only approved for children ages 12 months to 12 years, according to the CDC.

Getting vaccinated after you are exposed to chickenpox

If you have been exposed to chickenpox, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated within three to five days after contact. It goes on to state that you should get two doses of the vaccine even if you've been exposed for more than five days. Each of these dosages should be separated by at least 28 days.

Childcare and school chickenpox vaccine requirements

If you have been exposed to chickenpox, the CDC recommends getting vaccinated within three to five days after contact. It goes on to state that you should get two doses of the vaccine even if you've been exposed for more than five days. Each of these dosages should be separated by at least 28 days.

Your healthcare practitioner can discuss whether or not your children should get the chickenpox vaccine with you in greater detail based on your family's religious and philosophical beliefs, as well as their medical history.

How can parents pay for the chickenpox vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccination is covered by most health insurance policies, according to the CDC. If your health insurance plan does not cover the cost of your children's chickenpox immunization, the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program may be able to help. The CDC recommends contacting VFC directly to see if you're qualified for financial aid through this program.

Chickenpox Vaccine FAQs

  • Where can I get a chickenpox vaccine in Monroe?

    In general, allergy tests will be available at Monroe-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 chickenpox faster.

  • How can I book a chickenpox vaccine in Monroe?

    Regardless of the kind of vaccine you are seeking, Solv can help you book an appointment. Simply search for Monroe-area doctors, find a provider, and book the most convenient time for you. Be sure to include your previous immunizations and travel plans to give your doctor a better idea of what vaccines you may need.

  • Can I make a same-day appointment for a chickenpox vaccine in Monroe?

    Same-day and next-day appointments for vaccines can easily be booked directly through Solv. Simply search for Monroe-area doctors, find a provider, and book an appointment slot as soon as today. Be sure to include “chicken pox vaccination” as your reason for visit.

  • How do I find the top-rated vaccination clinics in Monroe?

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

  • Who should get a chickenpox vaccine?

    Children should receive their first dose of the chickenpox vaccine between the ages of 12 and 15 months, and their second dose at least three months after the first, commonly between four and six years. If childhood vaccination is missed, individuals ages 13 and older should get two doses at least 28 days apart. Monroe requires children to be vaccinated or provide evidence of immunity before entering public school. Individuals who have come into contact with a case of the chickenpox should seek vaccination within three to five days of being exposed, or as soon as possible. Individuals who are allergic to gelatin or the antibiotic neomycin, pregnant or ill should consult with their doctor before seeking a vaccine.

  • Are video visits available with vaccination clinics in Monroe?

    While vaccines cannot be administered over video, your doctor can evaluate and advise you or your child from your home in Monroe. They can discuss your travel plans and previous immunization records, recommend and order necessary vaccinations, and book vaccination appointments via telemedicine.

  • How much does a chickenpox vaccine cost in Monroe?

    Without insurance, a dose of chickenpox vaccine can range anywhere from $125 to $175. Book a consultation with a doctor in Monroe today to get more details on chickenpox vaccine costs.

  • Is a chickenpox vaccine covered by my insurance?

    Most health insurance providers will cover the cost of the chickenpox vaccine. Book a consultation with a doctor in Monroe today to check your vaccine coverage.

  • Are video visits with vaccination clinics covered by my insurance?

    Video consultations that discuss the need for a chickenpox vaccine may be covered by your insurance if in-person vaccine consultations are typically covered.

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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