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Chickenpox Vaccine
in New Mexico

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

Chickenpox Vaccine
in New Mexico

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

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Concentra Urgent Care, Concentra-Menaul

Concentra Urgent Care

3101 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871073101 Menaul Blvd NE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Health Care Partners

Health Care Partners

1.5(3 reviews)
2925 Carlisle Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871102925 Carlisle Blvd NE
OpenFri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Thu 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Concentra Urgent Care

Concentra Urgent Care

801 Encino Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102801 Encino Pl NE
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

3.67(9 reviews)
4340 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871104340 San Mateo Blvd NE
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
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  • Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Recent patient review

Excellent care. Always friendly and polite. Michael the NP was professional and quick.
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Awake & Aware LLC

Awake & Aware LLC

201 Hermosa Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108201 Hermosa Dr NE
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Concentra Urgent Care, Albuquerque Singer

Concentra Urgent Care

2.5(5 reviews)
3811 Commons Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 871093811 Commons Ave NE
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
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Presbyterian Pediatric Urgent Care

Presbyterian Pediatric Urgent Care

1100 Central Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 871061100 Central Ave SE
OpenFri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Presbyterian Pediatric Urgent Care

Presbyterian Pediatric Urgent Care

2.33(3 reviews)
1001 Silver Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 871061001 Silver Ave SE
OpenFri 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Tue10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Wed10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Thu10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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Concentra Urgent Care

Concentra Urgent Care

1.5(4 reviews)
5700 Harper Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 871095700 Harper Dr NE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  • Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Tricore Reference Laboratories

Tricore Reference Laboratories

3.09(11 reviews)
5901 Harper Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 871095901 Harper Dr NE
OpenFri 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Sun 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Recent patient review

very busy but professional facility
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Viva Urgent Care and Family Medical Clinic

Viva Urgent Care and Family Medical Clinic

3.0(2 reviews)
8005 Marble Ave, Albuquerque, NM 871108005 Marble Ave
OpenFri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Mon11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wed11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thu11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Fri11:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • SatClosed
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Recent patient review

Awesome clinic, especially Mary the provider. You can take care of your medical and mental health needs all in one clinic, love that idea. Don't have to travel to different locations for my appointments
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Health Care Partners

Health Care Partners

8307 Constitution Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 871108307 Constitution Ave NE
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

3.5(3 reviews)
5400 Gibson Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 871085400 Gibson Blvd SE
OpenFri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Mon 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Tue 7:00 am - 11:00 am
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  • Fri 7:00 am - 11:00 am
  • SatClosed
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Quest Diagnostics

Quest Diagnostics

2.0(34 reviews)
5150 Journal Center Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871095150 Journal Center Blvd NE
OpenFri 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Mon 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tue 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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  • Sat 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

9640 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871129640 Menaul Blvd NE
OpenFri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
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  • Fri 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Clinica La Esperanza

Clinica La Esperanza

3.46(12 reviews)
4201 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 871054201 Central Ave NW
OpenFri 8:00 am - 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 - 2:00 pm
  • SunClosed
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Recent patient review

Very efficient office from scheduling, intake, retrieving my patient history. Practitioners are smart, experienced, and work hard to extract information and offer valuable medical care.
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Doctor On Call

Doctor On Call

1.0(3 reviews)
10700 Menaul Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 8711210700 Menaul Blvd NE
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CVS, MinuteClinic

CVS

4201 Montano Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 871204201 Montano Rd NW
OpenFri 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sun10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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GoPrivate Urgent Care

GoPrivate Urgent Care

8801 Jefferson St NE, Albuquerque, NM 871138801 Jefferson St NE
OpenFri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Albuquerque Urgent Care Walk-In - Clinic

Albuquerque Urgent Care Walk-In - Clinic

4.0(4 reviews)
5850 Eubank Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 871115850 Eubank Blvd NE
OpenFri 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Mon 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
  • Tue 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Recent patient review

I am so sick. Went here and was given excellent care. The nurse was excellent and the nurse practitioner was knowledgeable, kind, and humorous. I needed that! I’ve got the bad flu and they put me on fluids. I feel better.
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New Mexico 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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