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609 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030609 Washington 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
4.87(265 reviews)
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Live Urgent Care, Hoboken - 609 Washington St
It was very amazing experience, everyone was nice and did amazing job, the wait room was and doctors room was clean and spacious good energy all around.

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32-74 Steinway St, Astoria, NY 1110332-74 Steinway St
Open until 7:30 pm
  • Mon 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Tue 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Wed 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Thu 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Fri 9:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
  • SunClosed
4.31(16 reviews)
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UMD Urgent Care, Astoria - 32-74 Steinway St, Astoria
I had a bad pain in my leg and stomach. I was hesitant to go to the hospital. My friend recommended me to come to umd urgent care. I'm so glad I did. The staff was super caring and Dr. Monk listened and gave me a through evaluation. He took time to get to the root of the problem. I'm so glad I went there. The wait time was brief also. Definitely recommend.

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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
4.82(409 reviews)
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CityLife Health, Newark - 44 Jones St
I went in with a sore throat and persistent cough. Fatima and Shameka were quite busy yet, maintained the flow. All patients were greeted with ease and care. It's important to have caring professional teams🙌🏽.

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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(343 reviews)
This clinic is rated highly in patient reviews and ratings

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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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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
4.65(34 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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1000 Railroad Ave, Woodmere, NY 115981000 Railroad Ave
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SatClosed
  • Sun10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Jun 11 8:00 am - 7:15 pm
  • Jun 12Closed
  • Jun 13Closed
4.63(128 reviews)
Prime MD Urgent Care, Woodmere - 1000 Railroad Ave
Very quick process and very friendly.

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697 NJ-17, Paramus, NJ 07652697 NJ-17
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 - 6:00 pm
  • Sun 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Jun 1Closed
5.0(12 reviews)
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Feminine Urgicare - 697 NJ-17

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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(126 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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294 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY 10607294 Tarrytown Rd
Open until 6:15 pm
  • MonClosed
  • Tue 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
  • Wed 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
  • Thu 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
  • Fri 9:30 am - 6:15 pm
  • Sat 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
  • Sun 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
4.75(822 reviews)
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White Plains Urgent Care - 294 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains
I’ve been to White Plains Urgent Care twice.The physicians are very thorough, professional and kind and answered all my questions. The staff is professional as well and the office and exam rooms are very clean.

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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
4.93(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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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
4.92(617 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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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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645 Marble Ave, Thornwood, NY 10594645 Marble 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 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
4.53(1.3k reviews)
Pulse-MD Urgent Care, Thornwood - 645 Marble Ave
The staff and doctor was very caring with our son who has special needs.

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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
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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186-06 Union Tpke, Queens, NY 11366186-06 Union Tpke
Open until10:00 pm
  • Mon 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Tue 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Wed 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Fri 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
4.41(39 reviews)
Kamin Health, Union Medical Urgent Care - 186-06 Union Tpke
The PA was excellent and thorough. He was evidence based, professional and explained his thought process.

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1009 E 163rd St, Bronx, NY 104591009 E 163rd St
Open 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
4.57(532 reviews)
Quest Diagnostics - 1009 E 163rd St
I thought it was extremely easy to book a lab test appointment with Quest. Getting the test done was simple and so was the getting the results! Great job putting together something so user friendly.
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298 Mulberry St, New York, NY 10012298 Mulberry St
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
  • SatClosed
  • Sun10:00 am - 5:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Mulberry St, New York - 298 Mulberry St, New York

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215 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10003215 Park Ave S
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
  • Sun10:00 am - 5:30 pm
MinuteClinic® at CVS®, Park Ave S, New York - 215 Park Ave S, New York

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87 Chambers St, New York, NY 1000787 Chambers 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
3.87(13 reviews)
CityMD Urgent Care, Tribeca - 87 Chambers St, New York
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138 Fulton St, New York, NY 10038138 Fulton 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 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
CityMD Urgent Care, Fulton - 138 Fulton St
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New York 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.

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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