Receive a Chicken Pox Vaccine at StarMed Family & Urgent Care in Charlotte, NC
StarMed Family & Urgent Care provides a wide variety of preventive care services to families in Charlotte, North Carolina, on a walk-in basis. One such service is chicken pox vaccination. Chicken pox is a highly contagious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV). People with this condition may experience days of persistent itchiness, blister-like rashes, fatigue, and fever.
Who should receive the chicken pox vaccine?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that children, adolescents, and adults receive two doses of the chicken pox vaccine. Ideally, the first dose should be administered to children between 12 and 15 months old, and the second dose should be given between the ages of 4 and 6 years. It is particularly important for teachers, college students, international travelers, health care professionals, residents of assisted living facilities, and other high-risk individuals to be vaccinated, as chicken pox is highly contagious and can quickly spread from person to person. And, while it is still possible to contract the VZV virus after vaccination, the symptoms will likely be much less severe than if you had not been vaccinated.
Conversely, pregnant women and individuals who have cancer, HIV/AIDS, or any other condition that compromises the immune system should consult with a medical professional before receiving the vaccine. Adults and adolescents who have already experienced chicken pox may not require the vaccination.
Contact StarMed Family & Urgent Care in Charlotte today to learn more about the chicken pox vaccine and how we can help your family stay healthy and happy. Our experienced medical professionals will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the vaccine and help determine if it is right for you.MAKE AN APPOINTMENT