The chickenpox vaccination protects against the varicella zoster virus which causes chickenpox. Chickenpox is most commonly transmitted through direct contact from an infected person, and generally only starts showing signs between one to three weeks after infection. Chickenpox is highly contagious and is most common in children below the age of ten, in whom it usually causes mild symptoms. Adults, smokers, pregnant women and the immune suppressed can have much more severe reactions to chickenpox.
The vaccination has proven to be highly effective in children at over 95% protection while adult vaccination has achieved a 75% protection rate. Even if you contract chickenpox after the vaccine is administered it can severely reduce the symptoms.
How does the service work?
The chickenpox vaccine is available from Kamsons pharmacy for £74 per dose. The vaccine requires two doses one month apart to complete the full course. Following the completion of the below form, our prescriber will review your questionnaire and, where appropriate, will send your chosen branch a prescription. We recommend contacting the pharmacy two days after completing the form to arrange your appointment.
HPV, Chickenpox and Shingles
Kamsons Pharmacy is owned by Waremoss ltd, Westminster House, Bolton Close, Uckfield, TN22 1PH. Our Pharmacies are registered with the GPhC. Pharmacist, prescriber and pharmacy premises’ current registration details can be seen on https://www.pharmacyregulation.org/. Superintendent pharmacist – Timothy Golding 2027075. Prescriptions for our prescribing service are issued by one of our independent pharmacist prescribers: William Lloyd 2047148, Ravi Vaitha 2065593, Zeenah Araim 2077620, Kofi Agyeman-Prempeh 2050934, Chandni Yadav 2203374 or Agnes Nneka Uwadia 2223184. The full address and contact details of our pharmacies can be found under the branches section of our website, further information about the service can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unhappy with the service or would like to provide us with your feedback you can write to us at the address above or email email@example.com. We are regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council of 25 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5LQ.