Chicken Pox Vaccination

Protect Your Family with the Chicken Pox Vaccine

At Bramley Pharmacy, we offer the chickenpox vaccine to help protect you and your loved ones from this common but highly contagious ailment. Ensure your family’s health and safety with timely vaccinations at our clinic in Ealing.

Chicken Pox Vaccine in Ealing

While many of us do not need the chickenpox vaccine because we caught the virus as children, it is important for those who did not. Chickenpox is a common childhood illness that is relatively mild but extremely contagious. In adults, chickenpox can be more serious, making the vaccine crucial for adult protection. Bramley Pharmacy provides the chickenpox vaccination in Ealing and surrounding areas.

What Are Chickenpox Symptoms?

Chickenpox starts as a cold with a runny nose and perhaps a cough. But a rash will appear a day or two later.

The rash is typically concentrated on the chest, back and face but can spread to the entire body. A low fever of around 38C is also common and well as a loss of appetite and generally feeling unwell.

When is chickenpox contagious?

Chickenpox is contagious from two days before the rash appears until about 5 days after they first appeared and have crusted over.
If you did not have chickenpox as a child or if you have not had the chickenpox vaccine, you are highly likely to catch chickenpox from an infected person. However, it can take up to three weeks after contact for your symptoms to start. You can catch chickenpox from someone who has shingles. However, you cannot catch shingles from someone who has chickenpox, despite what your grandma might say.

What is the chickenpox vaccine?

The chickenpox vaccine protects against the varicella-zoster virus (VZV) that causes chickenpox and shingles. Most people who experience chickenpox as a child will have immunity to the disease. However, if you did not have chickenpox as a child, you may wish to have the chickenpox vaccine. The chickenpox vaccine can also be given to children in some circumstances, such as if a parent is going through chemotherapy and their immune system is weakened. You can speak to your doctor or pharmacist about whether the chickenpox vaccine is for you.

Chicken pox vaccination at Bramley Pharmacy in Ealing

Chickenpox in adults

Catching chickenpox as an adult is more serious than catching it as a child. Adults who catch chickenpox will typically experience similar but more severe symptoms such as:

  1. Fever and headaches
  2. Body aches
  3. Fatigue and loss of appetite
  4. Itchy rash and seeping blisters

Your risk of catching chickenpox as an adult is higher if you come into contact with children under 12 – such as working in a school. The chickenpox vaccine is, therefore, a good option for keeping yourself safe.

How Do I Get the Chicken Pox Vaccination in Ealing?

If you’re not eligible for the chickenpox vaccination on the NHS, you may receive the vaccine privately. Bramley Pharmacy offers the chickenpox vaccine in Ealing and surrounding areas.

Book Your Appointment

Ensure your family’s health with the chickenpox vaccine in London at Bramley Pharmacy. Book your appointment today and experience expert care in Ealing.