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MetroDoc

4.78(45 reviews)
115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109115 Belmont Ave
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The staff was so nice answered all my questions and did a full check up like Vitale and even offered coffee while you wait for you nana to be called
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MetroDoc

4.78(45 reviews)
115 Belmont Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109115 Belmont Ave
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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The staff was so nice answered all my questions and did a full check up like Vitale and even offered coffee while you wait for you nana to be called

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CityLife Health, Newark

CityLife Health

4.84(890 reviews)
44 Jones St, Newark, NJ 0710344 Jones St
OpenFri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Wait time was very long but staff and doctors very nice

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Hudson Healthcare Express

Hudson Healthcare Express

4.53(38 reviews)
9225 John F. Kennedy Blvd, North Bergen, NJ 070479225 John F. Kennedy Blvd
OpenFri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Recent patient review

The doctor take care us nicely 👍🏻

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Tri Town Pharmacy

Tri Town Pharmacy

4.71(378 reviews)
279 Browertown Rd, Woodland Park, NJ 07424279 Browertown Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I did not have any bedside attending so please remove the one star. Meant to ignore but mistakenly put a one star. My experience was prompt and very professional.

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Levelup MD Urgent Care, Park Slope

Levelup MD Urgent Care

4.67(6 reviews)
164 Park Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11217164 Park Pl
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Bronx Urgent Care

Bronx Urgent Care

5.0(8 reviews)
1733 E 174th St, Bronx, NY 104721733 E 174th St
OpenFri 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Live Urgent Care, Somerset

Live Urgent Care

4.78(2.1k reviews)
149 Pierce St, Franklin Township, NJ 08873149 Pierce St
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Fast efficient and professional staff

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White Plains Urgent Care

White Plains Urgent Care

4.81(527 reviews)
294 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY 10607294 Tarrytown Rd
OpenFri 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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Recent patient review

The person who administered the tests was amazing. She made the process quick and painless for all of my family especially my 5 year old!

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Pulse-MD Urgent Care, Thornwood

Pulse-MD Urgent Care

4.49(828 reviews)
645 Marble Ave, Thornwood, NY 10594645 Marble Ave
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Recent patient review

I walked in off the street without an appointment and the staff was as friendly and helpful as I could have hoped for. The results of my tests were delivered exactly as promised (only faster).

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PSEG Medical Dept

PSEG Medical Dept

80 Park Pl, Newark, NJ 0710180 Park Pl
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CityMD Urgent Care, Newark Urgent Care

CityMD Urgent Care

4.5(11 reviews)
617 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102617 Broad St
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MedRite Urgent Care, Newark

MedRite Urgent Care

393 Mulberry St, Newark, NJ 07102393 Mulberry St
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Citylife Health, Newark Community Events

Citylife Health

46 Jones St, Newark, NJ 0710346 Jones St
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Concentra Urgent Care

Concentra Urgent Care

2.2(20 reviews)
375 McCarter Hwy, Newark, NJ 07114375 McCarter Hwy
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Very nice staff.. waited like 30mins wasn't bad at all.. The doctor treated me good Dr.K forgot his name but very friendly.. wouldn't mind going back...
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Premier Care Associates of West Hudson, LLC

Premier Care Associates of West Hudson, LLC

4.99(6 reviews)
512 Kearny Ave, Kearny, NJ 07032512 Kearny Ave
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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East Orange Primary Care Center

East Orange Primary Care Center

444 William St, East Orange, NJ 07017444 William St
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AHC Belleville

AHC Belleville

137 1/2 Washington Ave, Belleville, NJ 07109137 1/2 Washington Ave
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Concentra Urgent Care, Elizabeth

Concentra Urgent Care

595 Division St, Elizabeth, NJ 07201595 Division St
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Kennedy Immediate Care

Kennedy Immediate Care

1856 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Jersey City, NJ 073051856 John F. Kennedy Blvd
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

585 Ridge Rd, North Arlington, NJ 07031585 Ridge Rd
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New Jersey 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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