Can't Find Varicella Vaccine Anywhere! - page 2

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I'm starting to run into a real big problem. I'm 27, and never had the chickenpox, and I cannot find ANYWHERE that offers the adult vaccination. My school wants me to have the vaccines done before our clinical rotations start in... Read More


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    Just an update... I cannot find anywhere that offers this vaccine. I've called every Walgreens in a 4-5 hour radius from where I live, and almost all offer the Shingles vaccine, but not the Varicella vaccine for chickenpox. I've tried all the health units, I've called doctor after doctor after doctor even in towns and cities hours from where I live.

    I'm in Louisiana, if anyone has any other suggestions!
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    Just tried nearly 25 Rite-Aid stores that, online, say they offer it, but once I called they do not and only offer the shingles vaccine. I'm getting so discouraged, and a little worried on what I'm going to do if I can't find it.
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    i'd go to your nursing school, tell them how hard you have tried to get this, and ask them what they suggest; perhaps there's a connection they can make with some clinical placement.

    fwiw, i had heard that there was a shortage in the country... but hey, you knew that.
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    I'm going to speak with them tomorrow morning before class. This is definitely very frustrating, for sure.
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    Where are you?
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    In south Louisiana. I just found the contact info for some more health units that are a few hours away. I'll give them a call in the morning and hopefully they may offer it.
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    Sounds like it might be easier to find someone who has an active chicken pox infection. There is always the pre-licked lollipop route.
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    i think the idea was to avoid having the disease as an adult, which is quite reasonable when you consider that it's possible to be very, very sick with permanent sequelae that way.

    op, it is remotely possible that you had a subclinical case as a child and may be immune anyway. can you get a titre?
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    Quote from ScottE
    Sounds like it might be easier to find someone who has an active chicken pox infection. There is always the pre-licked lollipop route.
    Urban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.
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    Quote from Jolie
    Urban myth. Chicken pox is a respiratory virus, transmitted by airborne route. Licking a lollipop, while gross and disgusting, won't cause a case of chicken pox.

    Well no ****. It was a joke referencing the following story and not a serious solution.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AB0SW20111112
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